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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.

Met Office issues 'Severe Weather Warning' for Sunday

The Met Office has issued a Severe Weather warning for Sunday.

It says "Severe weather is likely on Sunday 20th May 2018 which may result in flash flooding and gusty winds. This event is due to convergence associated with a 700mb (low-level) trough (rain producing, low-pressure feature)."

The warning covers the period 5 am to 7 pm.

The Met Office says peak rainfall activity and possible thundershower activity is likely.

It is reminding the nation that the country is in a transition period from the dry to rainy seasons.

Expect water shortages in northern Trinidad as rainfall causes shutdown of WASA plants

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is advising customers that heavy rainfall overnight has resulted in the shutdown of several water treatment plants throughout North Trinidad, due to a number of issues including turbid river conditions, clogged intake screens and power failures.

The affected facilities include the following plants: Hollis, Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Acono, Caura.

The affected areas include: Toco, Rampanalgas, Salybia, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, Tunapuna, Tacarigua and Maracas St. Joseph.