June 1, 2022

TTMS issues Adverse Weather Alert, Yellow level

By Shirvan Williams

The T&T Met Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert, Yellow Level, from 8 am on Thursday to 2 pm on Friday, June 3, 2022. During this period thunderstorms are 60-80% likely to occur, favouring Tobago and Northern parts of Trinidad on Thursday. This will then be followed by extended periods of showers and/or persistent rainfall which can affect both islands on both Thursday and Friday.

Winds can gust in excess of 55km/h in heavy showers and thunderstorms. These thunderstorms can produce intense rainfall of over 25mm. Street and/or flash flooding are possible in areas so prone, causing minor traffic disruptions. Electrical discharges are also very likely as well. This is due to a significant increase in moisture, instability and convergence behind the axis of a Tropical Wave, which is also being followed by an increase of low-level wind speed.