Forecast track of Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine. Image courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has been closely monitoring a low-pressure system in the Atlantic, which has now been upgraded by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) to Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

The TTMS explains that a Potential Tropical Cyclone means that the system is not yet a tropical cyclone, but it poses a threat of bringing tropical cyclone conditions to land areas within 48 hours.

At 11:00 am, the system was located approximately 940 km east-southeast of the Leeward Islands, centred near 13.8N 53.7W, moving towards the west near 37 km/hr.

The Met Service says current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to move north of Trinidad and Tobago, through the Leewards, on Wednesday 29th July, 2020.

AT THIS TIME, THE SYSTEM POSES NO DIRECT THREAT TO TRINIDAD, TOBAGO, GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES.

The following is a summary of Tropical Warnings in effect:

  • Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra
  • US Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis
  • Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Martin
  • Saba and St Eustatius
  • St Maartin

The TTMS continues to closely monitor this system and will issue an update at 6:00 pm this evening or earlier if the situation warrants.

Citizens are advised to pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting www.metoffice.gov.tt, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.