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Met Office cancels Adverse Weather Alert

The Met Office has canceled the Adverse Weather Alert for Trinidad and has returned the alert level to green.
 
The Met Office says that no further impacts are anticipated.
 
The Adverse Weather Alert was supposed to run until midnight Thursday. 
 
Earlier today, the roofs of several houses were blown off and trees fell across roads and on houses in South Trinidad as a result of heavy winds accompanying rainfall.
 

Photo Gallery: Thunderstorm impact on South Trinidad

Residents of several parts of Southwest Trinidad are facing the night without roofs following a strong thunderstorm that brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall just after 1 pm Thursday this afternoon. 

Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie captured the following images.

Thunderstorm downs trees, blows off roofs in South Trinidad

A strong thunderstorm brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to parts of Southwestern Trinidad, just after 1 pm Thursday this afternoon. 

Gusty winds toppled trees, blew off roofs and caused power outages in several areas of Southwestern Peninsula. 

Presently, the San Francique Main Road is impassable due to a large tree being brought down, just before the Building Resources Limited Hardware at Light Pole #65, San Francique Main Road, Penal. 

Met Office issues alert for Wednesday to Thursday

The Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert for tomorrow and Thursday.

The Met Office says that heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely over Trinidad from 10 am on Wednesday until 2 pm on Thursday.

It says street/flash flooding and gusts up to 65km/h are likely near heavy downpours.

The Met Office says there is the possibility of landslides or landslips along hilly areas.

It says this activity is due to the passage of a Tropical Wave interacting with the ITCZ.

 

ODPM CEO: Minimal flooding during recent rains

Al­though the coun­try re­ceived some of the heav­i­est rains so far for this year’s rainy sea­son over the past few days, CEO of the Of­fice for Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Man­age­ment (ODPM) Cpt Neville Wint said there were min­i­mum re­ports of flood­ing dur­ing these show­ers.

How­ev­er, he con­firms they have re­ceived re­ports of flood­ing in Ari­ma, Tu­na­puna, Siparia and parts of Ch­agua­nas.

Los Iros, Erin under water after heavy rain

Tor­ren­tial rains caused by the pas­sage of a Trop­i­cal wave over T&T trig­gered flood­ing in the Los Ba­jos and Erin re­gion yes­ter­day.

More than 100 res­i­dents suf­fered ex­ten­sive dam­age to crops, live­stock and house­hold ar­ti­cles.

The worse hit ar­eas were Beach Road, Pa­lo Seco; Lam­or­rel Trace, #4 Road, #7 Road and sev­er­al ar­eas on the SS Erin Road near Los Ba­jos and Erin.

Five landslips in Cedros

Five landslips have developed about four miles from Bamboo village in Cedros where a massive landslip swallowed up four houses a year ago, creating a ghost town.

The splintered village stands on the edge of the 200 feet precipice which erodes daily even as geotechnical teams from the University of the West Indies continue evaluating the cliff collapse.

Met Office cancels adverse weather alert

The Met Office has canceled the adverse weather alert it had issued for Trinidad and Tobago, which was to run from 4am to 2pm Friday.

The weather alert level has no returned to green, which signals very low impact and no significant risk.

The country saw heavy showers early Friday morning, most of which subsided by midday.

 

Heavy showers, thunderstorm warning from 4am Friday

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued Adverse Weather Alert #1– Yellow Level for the period Friday 05th July, 2019 at 4 am to 2 pm for Trinidad and Tobago.

The TTMS has advised that showers and thunderstorms are likely to affect Trinidad and Tobago from early morning till early afternoon.

Street/flash flooding, landslides/landslips and gusty winds of in excess of 45km/hr are possible.

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