weather

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.
 

Weather alert continues until 6pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued an Adverse Weather Warning #1 – Yellow Level for today (Monday 17th September, 2018) from 2:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The TTMS has advised that adverse weather is occurring in varying areas and would likely continue throughout the day which will result in street/flash flooding, gusty winds and landslides/landslips in areas so prone.

This is due to an active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) over the area which is interacting with a low-level trough.

Isaac strengthens to a Tropical Storm again, future unclear

Isaac, went from a Tropical Storm to a tropical depression on Thursday, has become a tropical storm again but its future is unclear, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

The storm is about 600 miles (965 km) east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

"Isaac is forecast to become a tropical depression on Sunday and degenerate into a wave on Monday.

However this is an uncertain prediction," the NHC added.

Mother & baby among 5 deaths associated with Hurricane Florence

Five deaths in North Carolina have been linked to Hurricane Florence Friday, including a mother and baby who died in Wilmington.

Wilmington Police reported on Twitter that a tree fell on a house on Mercer Avenue, killing the pair around 9:30 a.m.

The father was pulled from the home and transported to a local hospital with injuries, police said.

Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed one of the deaths occurred in Lenoir County, when someone was plugging in a generator, according to a press release.

Isaac passes through islands and weakens in Caribbean Sea

The centre of Tropical Storm Isaac passed through the northern Lesser Antilles at approximately 9 am today and is currently over the eastern Caribbean Sea.

The Met Office says Isaac has become less organized and is now a weak Tropical Storm.

At 2 pm today, the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near 14.9W 62.5N or about 130 km west-southwest of Dominica, moving W at 30 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h.

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique but is expected to be discontinued later today.

Hurricane Florence: Waves as high a 7-storey building, 6 nuclear power plants in path

Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds.

Waves created by the storm are as high as a 7-storey building.

According to the National Hurricane Center, wave heights up to 83 feet were measured Wednesday morning to the northeast of Florence's eye. 

As of Wednesday evening, Florence was centered 335 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwestward.

Now Joyce joins in but poses no threat to land

Another storm has developed in the Atlantic but this one poses no threat to land.

At 5 pm today, the center of newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 34.3 North, longitude 41.9 West. 

The storm is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this slow motion should continue during the next couple of days.

Joyce is forecast to transform into a tropical storm by Thursday and strengthen. 

Isaac expected to cross into Leeward Islands Thursday morning

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is continuing to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac as it nears the Lesser Antilles.

At 11 am today, Tropical Storm Isaac was located near 15.0N 54.7W or about 730 km east of Guadeloupe, moving West at 28 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h.

Isaac is expected to cross the Leewards and Northern Windwards, the morning of Thursday 13th September, 2018.

This is a summary of watches and warnings in effect as of 11:00 am today:

Tropical Storm Warning:

Tropical Storm Isaac cancels two Caribbean Airlines flights

Caribbean Airlines is advising that due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the following flights for September 13, 2018 have been cancelled:

BW 434 Port-of-Spain to St. Lucia 

BW 435 St. Lucia to Port-of-Spain

Passengers are being advised to contact CAL's reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service.

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