Prepare for flooding

Parts of Trinidad and Tobago can expect flooding over the next two days.

This is according to CNC3 News weather anchor Kalain Hosein, who said heavy rainfall is forecast across both islands although the most intense rainfall is expected over the northern parts of Trinidad. 

These areas include the East/West corridor, Caroni River basin and Oropouche River basin.

Over the last four hours, parts of northern Trinidad have experienced 25-50 millimetres of rainfall. 

People who live or work in these areas are advised to take the necessary precautions. 

Another system in Atlantic with 80% chance of cyclonic activity

Another system is developing in the Atlantic with an 80 percent chance of cyclonic activity within the next two days.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami says that shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a low-pressure system continues to show signs of organization.

It says a tropical depression is expected to form during the next day or so while the system moves generally northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. 

The system is located about 300 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Tropical Storm Dorian leads to several flight cancellations

Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to slowly strengthen over the next few days, especially upon entering the Caribbean Sea, as it continues on its westward track.

At present, a tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Dominica, Grenada and its dependencies Saba and St Eustatius.

At 8 pm on Sunday, Dorian's centre was located about 335 miles east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. 

Met Office cancels Adverse Weather Alert

The Met Office has canceled the Adverse Weather Alert for Trinidad and has returned the alert level to green.
The Met Office says that no further impacts are anticipated.
The Adverse Weather Alert was supposed to run until midnight Thursday. 
Earlier today, the roofs of several houses were blown off and trees fell across roads and on houses in South Trinidad as a result of heavy winds accompanying rainfall.

Thunderstorm downs trees, blows off roofs in South Trinidad

A strong thunderstorm brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to parts of Southwestern Trinidad, just after 1 pm Thursday this afternoon. 

Gusty winds toppled trees, blew off roofs and caused power outages in several areas of Southwestern Peninsula. 

Presently, the San Francique Main Road is impassable due to a large tree being brought down, just before the Building Resources Limited Hardware at Light Pole #65, San Francique Main Road, Penal. 

Met Office issues alert for Wednesday to Thursday

The Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert for tomorrow and Thursday.

The Met Office says that heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely over Trinidad from 10 am on Wednesday until 2 pm on Thursday.

It says street/flash flooding and gusts up to 65km/h are likely near heavy downpours.

The Met Office says there is the possibility of landslides or landslips along hilly areas.

It says this activity is due to the passage of a Tropical Wave interacting with the ITCZ.


ODPM CEO: Minimal flooding during recent rains

Al­though the coun­try re­ceived some of the heav­i­est rains so far for this year’s rainy sea­son over the past few days, CEO of the Of­fice for Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Man­age­ment (ODPM) Cpt Neville Wint said there were min­i­mum re­ports of flood­ing dur­ing these show­ers.

How­ev­er, he con­firms they have re­ceived re­ports of flood­ing in Ari­ma, Tu­na­puna, Siparia and parts of Ch­agua­nas.