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Met Office: Caroni river 'is threateningly high'; continues riverine flood alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is continuing the riverine flood alert for Trinidad, a statement by the Met Office has said.

It notes that as opposed to Street and Flash Flooding, Riverine Flooding is more prolonged and widespread.

The Met Office says that data from the Water Resources Agency indicate that water levels in the nation’s major rivers have over spilled in some areas and are approaching threshold levels in other areas.

Latest Met Office Bulletin now forecasts earlier time for effects of Tropical Storm conditions

An updated bulletin issued by the Met Office now forecasts that Tropical Storm conditions can be felt as early as 9 pm.

The Met Office had previously indicated in its 6 am forecast that the Tropical Storm effects could be felt in some 18 hours, that is, at midnight.

However, in a subsequent bulletin issued at 9 am, the Met Office revised that time to "within 12-18 hours", or, around 9pm.

The following is the Met Office's latest bulletin.

"Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies. 

TROPICAL STORM WARNING UPDATE: Met Office issues warning on rough seas

The Met Office is warning of adverse sea conditions with waves as high three metres.

It is warning persons with marine interests to exercise caution in all sea-related activities.

The following is a statement by the Met Office.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is informing the public on the deterioration of sea conditions along coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago in 24 to 30 hours.

While the sea state is currently moderate, it is forecast to become more agitated today with waves reaching 3.0 m and above.

Latest Met Office bulletin: System packing 65 km/hr winds, Tropical Storm conditions expected around midnight

The Met Office has issued another bullletin saying the country should begin to experience Tropical Storm conditiopns within the next 18 to 24 hours.

The bulletin was isswued at 6 am, which means the conditions should start anywhere between midnight and 6 am Tuesday.

It notes that the system has not as yet developed into a Tropical Cyclone but says it has the potential to become one.

It is located 780 kilometres east-southeast of Trinidad and Tobago and is moving west at 37 kilometres per hour.

Met Office: Disturbed weather south-east of T&T now has 70% chance of becoming tropical cyclone in 3-4 days

The Met Office says the weather system south-east of Trinidad and Tobago now has a 70% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in 3-4 days.

The Met Office notes, however, that Trinidad and Tobago is not under a tropical cyclone watch or warning at this time.

The following is the latest bulletin from the Met Office.

"At 8.00 a.m. today, Saturday 17th June, 2017, a broad area of disturbed weather, was located approximately 2560 km east-southeast of Trinidad and Tobago.

Over the last 24 hours, this area of disturbed weather has become better organized.

Met Office: Area of disturbed weather south-east of T&T can possibly become a tropical cyclone

The Met Office says an area of disturbed weather south-east of T&T has become better organised and has a 40% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next three to four days.

The Met Office issued another bulletin this afternoon, with the latest information.

"At 2.00 p.m. today, Friday 16th June, 2017, a broad area of disturbed weather, was located approximately 3000 km south east of Trinidad and Tobago.

Over the last 24 hours, this area of disturbed weather has become better organized.

Met Office: People residing along Caroni River should be vigilant

The Met Office is advising persons living along the Caroni River to exercise caution and be vigilant.

The warning comes following consistent rainfall for several hours Friday morning.

"Trinidad and to a much lesser extent Tobago have been experiencing cloudy conditions with periods of rain and showers some of which have been heavy and thundery especially over southern Trinidad.

This rainfall activity is due to an active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Met Office: Heat will ease gradually on Saturday

After a period of hot and steamy weather, the Met Office says a mixed picture is expected over the coming days as some relief is on the way. 

Trinidad and Tobago is likely to see a break in the hot spell by the weekend as conditions are set to gradually ease on Saturday with possible outbreaks of mid-morning to afternoon showers while more rainfall outbreaks are also expected on Sunday.

The Met Office says some areas in Tobago could stay dry but temperatures will be reduced.

Met Office discontinues rough seas bulletin

The Met Office has discontinued the rough seas bulletin that has been in place over the last week.

A statement by the Met Office says it has seen improving sea conditions but it is maintaining a warning to seafarers to exercise caution.

The following is the Met Office's latest statement:

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions over the last 24 hours have been gradually improving along affected coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago.

Met Office: Seas to become more agitated in next 36-48 hours

The Met Office is continuing its outlook for rough seas in the upcoming days and says it will become more agitated within the next 36 to 48 hours.

The Met Office issued its latest bulletin at noon today.