Met Office

Met Office cancels adverse weather warning

The Met Office has canceled the adverse weather warning, which was initially scheduled to run until 6pm today.
 
The Met Office said that the rainfall activity due to the ITCZ has now dissipated.
 
It says however, that Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone is expected to linger over the next few days.
 

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.

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.

Met Office: Long-period swells affecting northern coastlines

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says reports indicate that mainly the northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago have been experiencing the effects of long-period swells.

It says the effects are in the form of large breaking waves, and while these swells are mainly affecting nearshore activity, the general sea state is not rough.

The event is expected to peak today, however, the swells are forecast to continue affecting these particular coastlines for at least the next week.

Northerly swells to peak today; waves can reach 3 metres high

The Met Office says northerly swells are expected to continue for 24 hours and are expected to peak today.

The Met Office is continuing its Rough Seas bulletin in this regard.

The following is the latest bulletin issued by the Met Office.

"Northerly swells have been affecting coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago over the last 24 hours and this swell event is expected to peak today, Friday, 23rd February, 2018.

The swells are forecast to continue affecting coastlines over the next 24 hours.

Waves to begin battering coastlines from midday today

The Met Office says sea conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon as northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago from midday today.

This northerly swell event is likely to affect coastlines for at least 48 hours.

The swells are forecast to reach 3 metres in open waters and above 1.5 metres in sheltered areas.

Individual wave heights, however, may reach in excess of 3 metres at times.

Three-metre waves expected again in 18-24 hours

The Met Office says northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago in 18 to 24 hours and as a result, sea conditions are expected to gradually deteriorate in 18 to 24 hours.

These swells are forecast to start affecting coastlines from tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 22nd February, 2018).

They are forecast to reach up to 3 metres in open waters and above 1.5 metres in sheltered areas.

Individual wave heights may reach in excess of 3 metres.

Met Office discontinues rough seas warning

The Met Office has discontinued the rough seas warning it issued last week.

It is still advising caution at the sea.

The following is a statement by the Met Office today;

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) indicate that rough seas in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago have improved.

The strong winds that were the primary cause of rough sea conditions have decreased, with a corresponding decrease in wave heights.

Met Office discontinues rough seas warning

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service says that buoy data as well as reports reaching them indicate that agitated sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago have improved.

A statement by the Met Services says the strong winds that were the primary cause of rough sea conditions have decreased, with a corresponding decrease in wave heights.

The Met Services is discontinuing further statements with regard to this rough seas event.

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