Thundershowers expected over next 6 to 8 hours, latest Met Office bulletin says

Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 00:00

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office has issued another bulletin pointing to rain, thunder and lightning that to affect this country for the next six to eight hours.

The bulletin was issued just after 9 am today, warning of possible landslides and lanslips in areas so proned.

The following is the complete bulletin:

"Over the next few hours, Trinidad and Tobago will continue to experience cloudy to overcast conditions with periods of rain and showers. Some of these are expected to be moderate to heavy and will be accompanied by strong winds, lightning and thunder. This thundershower activity is due to an active tropical wave interacting with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

Gusty winds are expected in the vicinity of heavy showers or thundershowers and there may also be localized street or flash flooding in heavy or prolonged downpours. Landslides/landslips may be experienced in areas so prone. Persons in the affected areas are advised to be alert to the possibility of roofs being blown off by the strong winds, and for electrical discharges from thunderclouds.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities and to pay attention to the media or visit our website at www.metoffice.gov.tt/forecast for daily weather updates at 6am, 10am, 3pm and 6pm.

We wish to underscore that at this time Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service will continue to closely monitor this weather event and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants."