Met Office update: Rainy weekend to usher out 2017

Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 16:00

The year 2017 will end with a wet weekend as the latest bulletin by the Met Office forecasts torrential rainfall to continue throughout the weekend.

This will come with the possibility of landslides and rivers overflowing their banks.

The following is the latest bulletin by the Met Office:

"Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago have been experiencing cloudy to overcast conditions with periods of rain and showers, some of which have been moderate to heavy in intensity and occasionally accompanied by gusty winds.

This activity is attributed to the presence of a low-level trough in a moist and unstable atmosphere with relatively strong trade winds.

Current analyses indicate that over the next 24 to 48 hours, Trinidad and Tobago will continue to experience these conditions.

Cloudy to overcast skies are forecast with periods of rain or showers, some moderate to heavy in intensity.

There is a low (20%) chance of thundershower activity on Saturday and this increases to a medium (40%) chance on Sunday.

Daily rainfall accumulations are expected to yield up to 60mm or even greater in some areas.

The possibility of landslides or landslips remain high. Riverine/street/flash flooding is imminent.

Due to the strong trade winds, gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr may be experienced in the vicinity of showers and seas will continue to be disturbed. A Rough Seas and Flood bulletin remain in effect.

Citizens, are advised to pay close attention to our regular weather updates by visiting our website at www.metoffice.gov.tt/forecast, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Facebook and Twitter. T

he Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) is advising citizens to be vigilant and ensure adequate preparations are made to preserve life and property against adverse weather conditions. WE STRONGLY UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

The TTMS will continue to closely monitor this weather event and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants."

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