Met Office warns more rain likely today

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:45

The Met Office says Trinidad and Tobago will continue to experience cloudy to overcast conditions with showers and thundershowers today.

A statement from the Met Office says this activity is related to the presence of a trough system and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

It notes that Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast that there is a 60% chance that this rainfall activity will intensify near late evening into tonight and continue intermittently for at least 6 - 12 hours.

The statement adds that although rainfall activity is not expected to be widespread, the occurrence of heavy showers in localized areas can yield rainfall accumulations between 25 to 30 mm or even greater in some locations.

It should be noted that gusty winds and localized street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy showers and thundershowers.

The possibility of landslides/landslips also exists.

The Met Office is advising citizens to be alert to any electrical discharges from thundercloud activity.

Citizens are also being advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their daily activities given the forecast weather conditions.