Adverse Weather Warning: 60% chance conditions will worsen

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Warning and has raised the level to yellow.

The warning runs until 8pm tonight.

The Met Office describes the weather activity as isolated thunderstorms occurring mainly across the northwestern and southeastern areas of Trinidad.

There is a 60% chance that conditions will worsen across other areas of Trinidad with a lower chance for Tobago, during the course of the afternoon.

Conditions are expected to improve by nightfall.

Kirk hits islands this evening

Several Caribbean islands are already feeling the impact of Tropical Storm Kirk.

At 5 pm the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 60.2 West and is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). 

On the forecast track, the center of Kirk will move across the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm Warning area this evening.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Met Office issues hazardous seas alert

The Met Office has issued a hazardous seas alert for the period Saturday September 29th from 5 am to Tuesday October 2nd and 6 am.
The Met Office says the country should expect large breaking waves in excess of 3 metres, which are likely along north-eastern and northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago with effects first around Tobago.
It says choppy conditions may occur in the Gulf of Paria.

25 Liat flights cancelled due to Tropical Storm Kirk

LIAT has announced that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk that several destinations within the LIAT network will be affected.

A statement by the company says that in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been cancelled and/or retimed.

The following flights have been cancelled for Thursday 27th September, 2018:

CAL cancels four flights due to Tropical Storm Kirk

Caribbean Airlines says that due to Tropical Storm Kirk, four flights for Thursday September 27, 2018 have been cancelled.

The flights are

BW 434  Port-of-Spain to St. Lucia

BW 435 St. Lucia to Port-of-Spain

BW 412 Port-of-Spain to Barbados

BW 413 Barbados to Port-of-Spain

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

Kirk given 60% chance of redeveloping into Tropical Storm

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami says Tropical Depression Kirk has a 60 percent chance of redeveloping into a Tropical Storm within two days.

In its latest bulletin on the weather system, the NHC says remnants of Kirk are located about 950 miles east of theWindward Islands and are moving quickly westward at around 25 mph.

It says the system continues to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms, along with winds to near gale force in gusts on its north side. 

However, satellite data indicate that the system still lacks a closed circulation. 

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.