Friday, January 19, 2018

Met Office: Pay attention to this weather system

THE Meteorological Services yesterday advised the public to pay attention to an area of disturbed weather east of the Lesser Antilles, now heading west which and could strengthen into a tropical storm in three to four days.

“Regardless of intensification, this disturbance will trigger moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday, across portions of the Windward Islands, north of Trinidad and Tobago,” warned the Met Services.

They issued its first bulletin about the event and said that at 2 p.m. yesterday it was moving west at 30 km/h.

They added that it was not well defined and it is being impacted by dry Sahara dust but despite such there is a 40 per cent chance (medium) that it can develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours and a 50 per cent chance of tropical cyclone development in the next the to four days.

The Met Services added that: “The progress of this system is being closely monitored and persons with interests in the Windward Islands should pay close attention to information being issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS), by visiting our website at, downloading our mobile app (search:TT Met Office) and following us on Facebook and Twitter.”

The TTMS is reminding citizens that we are in the rainy season and adequate preparations must be made to preserve life and property against adverse weather conditions.