Met Office: Weather improvements by late morning tomorrow

The heavy rain that dominated most of the last three days should be done by tomorrow, according to the forecast by the Met Office.

The Met Office says patchy cloudiness with showers will occur in varying localities mainly after midnight but notes that there is just a 40% chance of thunderstorm activity in few areas towards dawn.

It says that tomorrow, showers will occur in varying localities with improvement expected after late morning.

Thundershowers likely tomorrow morning; ODPM urges citizens to stay alert

The Adverse Weather Alert issued by the Met Office today expired at 4 pm but the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is calling on the nation to get ready and stay ready for inclement weather.

The Met Office has advised that tonight is expected to be cloudy with occasional overnight showers.

Tomorrow is expected to be cloudy at times with intermittent showers in varying localities.

Met Office warns of possible flooding with heavy showers

The Met Office is warning that there is a 70% chance of one or two showers becoming heavy and thundery during the early afternoon.

Already, several parts of the country are experiencing rainfall, including some thunder showers.

The Met Office says the country will be cloudy at times with intermittent showers in varying localities. 

It adds that gusty winds and street/flash flooding are likely in heavy showers and thundershowers.



Tropical Wave passes but lingering showers expected

The Met Office says a tropical wave that brought rainfall overnight is now west of T&T.

However, it says lingering convergence behind the axis will continue to aid in the development of showers, but mainly over Trinidad.

It adds that gusty winds are also expected at times and that conditions should settle by mid-afternoon, but brief lingering showers are still expected.

Most of Trinidad and Tobago experienced showery activity overnight due to convergence associated with a tropical wave.

States of Emergency declared in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi as Tropical Storm Alberto nears

Alberto, the first storm of the season, continues hurtling toward the Gulf Coast, with residents being warned of heavy rain, wind and flash flooding.

Florida, Alabama and Mississippi have declared states of emergency.

The subtropical storm has officially been named as the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season, threatening to smash into America’s Gulf Coast. 

The National Weather Service has warned residents to “take this storm seriously.”

'The rains are here' - Met Office officially declares start of rainy season

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has officially declared the start of the 2018 Rainy Season following rainfall activity from the passage of a Tropical Wave.

Once the initial episode of rainfall activity is triggered by the ITCZ or a Tropical Wave, it signals the start of the country’s rainy season since these features will be the mainstay for the next five (5) months in yielding rainfall.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service says it has been tracking the progress of this Tropical Wave across the Atlantic Ocean for the past few days.

Met Office issues 'Severe Weather Warning' for Sunday

The Met Office has issued a Severe Weather warning for Sunday.

It says "Severe weather is likely on Sunday 20th May 2018 which may result in flash flooding and gusty winds. This event is due to convergence associated with a 700mb (low-level) trough (rain producing, low-pressure feature)."

The warning covers the period 5 am to 7 pm.

The Met Office says peak rainfall activity and possible thundershower activity is likely.

It is reminding the nation that the country is in a transition period from the dry to rainy seasons.

Climatologist warns: Brace for floods this year

The start of the 2018 rainy season will be declared in a few days as a Tropical Storm is currently forming in the region and could be heading to T&T.

As a result T&T citizens are being warned to prepare themselves for this season as it is being predicted to be worse than last year with June’s Tropical Storm Bret and “the great floods of October (2017)”.

This warning came from climatologist Kenneth Kerr, who spoke at the Wet & Hurricane Season’s Seventh National Climate Outlook Forum held at the Sugarcane Feed Centre, Pokhor Road, Longdenville, Chaguanas.