Met Office

Met Office warns of bad weather today

The Met Office is forecasting bad weather Thursday afternoon and is advising citizens to take the necessary precautions.

The Met Office release the following statement today.

"Trinidad and Tobago will continue to experience cloudy to overcast conditions with showers and thundershowers. 

This activity is related to the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast that there is a 60% chance that this rainfall activity will intensify later today and continue intermittently for at least 12 - 18 hours.

Met Office warns more rain likely today

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.

T&T's record October heat is dangerous

The Met Office is warning citizens to take precautionary measures to protect themselves during this period of record heat.

The Met Office issued this statement today.

"The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is continuing its warning of blistering heat for Trinidad and Tobago over the next two days and possibly into the weekend.

Another day of high temperatures yesterday prolonged the unusually hot and steamy weather over Trinidad and Tobago.

Met Office: Settled weather conditions tonight

The latest weather forecast from the Met Office points to settled conditions tonight after today's midday downpour that caused widespread flooding across the country.

The following is the Met Office's latest update: 

Met Office issues warning as bad weather approaches

An active Tropical Wave is currently located east of Trinidad and Tobago with accompanying strong low-level winds.

Latest radar and satellite imagery indicate that the leading edge of this Tropical Wave is expected to affect Tobago first, within the next few hours with isolated moderate to heavy showers or thundershowers and accompanying gusty winds.  

Current analysis and Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) suggest that strong winds in excess of 50km/h are expected to accompany showers and thundershowers.

Met Office's update on Tropical Wave

At 8.00 a.m. today, Wednesday 28th September, 2016, the area of low pressure associated with a very active Tropical Wave was located near Barbados and it continues to become better organized.

Reports from a U.S. Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance Aircraft have indicated that the system does not currently have a closed circulation.

There is a 90% chance of the system intensifying into a Tropical Storm later today as environmental conditions continue to be conducive for development.

The system is moving toward the west to west-northwest at approximately 30 km/h.  

Ministry of Agriculture issues weather warning to farmers, fisherfolk

The Ministry of Agriculture, Landa and Fisheries is advising all farmers and fisherfolk to take all warnings from the Met Office and the Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODPM) seriously, in light of the weather system near to Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry issued the following statement on the matter this afternoon:

Met Office's update Tuesday morning: System expected to intensify later today

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued its latest bulletin on the weather system east of Trinidad and Tobago.

The bulletin was issued at 8.24 am Tuesday with the Met Office saying it is now moving in a west to west-northwest direction at approximately 30 km/hour with the possibility of intensifying later today.

The following is the bulletin:

"Area of disturbed weather now located approximately 765 km east of the Southern Windward islands.

Met Office: Weather system has 60% chance intensifying in Tropical Storm

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is monitoring an area of disturbed weather East of the Southern Windward Islands and is advising nationals to continue to pay close attention to all that is taking place. 

The Met Office issued this bulletin at 8.36 Monday morning.

"At a.m. today, Monday 26th September, 2016, the centre of an area of low pressure associated with an active Tropical Wave was located approximately 1770 km east-southeast of the Windward Islands, moving west to west-northwest at approximately 30 km/h.

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