Saturday, February 24, 2018

The midday weather report is bad news

This was the state of the Rochard Road, Barrackpore on Monday morning.

An update by the Trinidad and Tobago Met Office at 11:45am stated that an active Tropical Wave is currently located east of Trinidad and Tobago with accompanying showers and thundershowers.

Meteorologist Saide Shakeer stated over the next 24 hours, as the wave progresses over Trinidad and Tobago, light to moderate showers are expected in varying localities, with a 60% (medium) chance of heavy showers or thundershowers in a few areas.

He stated that the main area of activity however, is forecast to remain east of Trinidad and Tobago today.

Shakeer noted that street/flash flooding is likely in areas of heavy or prolonged downpours and gusty winds may accompany thundershowers.

“Given the current state of some areas that remain inundated from the recent rainfall event, additional rainfall may exacerbate the situation. Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their

Shakeer added, however, that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm Watch or Warning.

Another bulletin would be issued at 6pm.