Nearshore areas of Tobago as well as northern areas of Trinidad will be placed under a YELLOW Level Hazardous Seas Alert this afternoon, which will remain in effect until Thursday morning.

An advisory from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) explains the alert will be activated at 2:00 PM today, Tuesday 16th November 2021, and depending on conditions, will be deactivated at 10:00 AM on Thursday 18th.

Met Service forecasters say T&T should expect north-easterly high energy swells to impact nearshore areas mainly along Tobago and the northern coastline of Trinidad. These swells can result in higher surfs and occasional battering waves. Forecasters warn conditions can be exacerbated during high tides.

The Hazardous Seas Alert/YELLOW Level will be in effect from 2 pm Tuesday 16th to 10 am Thursday 18th November 2021, for nearshore areas of Tobago and northern areas of Trinidad. (Image courtesy TTMS)

The Met Service is urging all marine Interests to carefully monitor the nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.

In addition, the public is encouraged to monitor updates from the official weather source, the TTMS at www.metoffice.gov.tt, and for additional information to visit the ODPM at www.odpm.gov.tt.