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Met Office's forecast is for more rain over 12-24 hours

The Met Office is advising of inclement weather over the next 12 to 24 hours.

This will involve moderate to heavy showers and strong winds.

The Met Office says this is as a result of the passage of a surface trough of low pressure.

It says gusty winds can be expected in the vicinity of showers and thundershowers.

It says there can also be localised street or flash flooding in areas of prolonged downpours as well as landslips and landslides in areas so proned.

A further bulletin will be issued by the Met Office at 10 am.

 

Be careful at the beaches - rough seas bulletin now in effect

The Met Office is above-normal sea conditions and is warning sea bathers and marine interests to be cautious.

The following is a bulletin issued by the Met Office at 12.30 pm Wednesday.

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to 3.0 metres.

Be careful at the beaches - rough seas bulletin now in effect

The Met Office is above-normal sea conditions and is warning sea bathers and marine interests to be cautious.

The following is a bulletin issued by the Met Office at 12.30 pm Wednesday.

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to 3.0 metres.

More rain in 36-48 hours

The Met Office has discontinued the Riverine Flood Alert for Trinidad but is warning that more rain will come within 36-48 hours as another Tropical Wave passes over the country.

The following is the 6 pm bulletin issued by the Met Office today.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is discontinuing the RIVERINE FLOOD ALERT for Trinidad. Although some areas are still inundated, reports from the Water Resources Agency and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management indicate that water levels in the nation’s major rivers are slowly decreasing.

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.

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