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.

Met Office cancels Adverse weather alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) cancelled the Adverse Weather Alert #1 – Yellow Level today at 1:22 p.m. for Trinidad.

Conditions have returned to Green Level.

The TTMS said that recent adverse weather associated mainly with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is no longer of any threat.

Bad weather continues into Wednesday

The Yellow Level, Adverse Weather Alert issued by the TT Meteorological Office has been extended for the second time, until 12 PM on Wednesday. 

The Met Office forecasts that periods of rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to continue to affect Trinidad and Tobago, however most of the activity is expected during the early morning period.

T&TEC working to restore power to 20 communities following showers

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Company (T&TEC) says it is actively treating with reports of electricity outages caused by significant lightning activity and in some cases, fallen trees, resulting from inclement weather.

In a statement issued on Monday, T&TEC says emergency crews have been responding to reports continuously as it works to restore supply to affected areas in the shortest possible time.

Met Office alert: Rainfall until 4pm Tuesday

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued a second adverse weather alert at the yellow level, this one for the period Monday 17th June, 2019 from 2 am to Tuesday 18th June, 2019 at 4 pm.

The TTMS has advised that periods of rain and/or showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to continue to affect Trinidad and Tobago.

As a result, street/ flash flooding can occur in heavy downpours and there is an increased risk of landslides or landslips in areas with prolonged rainfall.

Roofs blown off in Chatham

As a tropical wave passed over T&T on Monday, gusty winds blew off a roof at Iros Village, Chatham, leaving two brothers running for cover.

Rajesh Mookraj, 28 and his brother Pradeep Mookraj, 30, were sleeping inside their home when they heard a loud crash.

Rajesh said he got up confused and was astonished to see their roof missing.

Dominican Gov't Minister: 'Be prepared for hurricane season'

The hurricane season is here and officials of the nature island of Dominica, located in the Hurricane belt, believe T&T and other Caribbean islands need to prepare for the hurricane season now.

Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Joseph Isaac says Dominican has shown resilience after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September 2017.

This experience, he believes, can be used to assist other Caribbean islands with preparation.

Hurricane Season officially begins Saturday

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts Saturday.

The six-month hurricane season is predicted to be near-normal by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with 9 to 15 named tropical storms expected to form.

Of those, 4 to 8 should strengthen into hurricanes. 

A tropical storm becomes a hurricane once its sustained winds reach 74 mph. 

A typical season sees 12 tropical storms, of which 6 become hurricanes.