Bad weather by Friday
Met office warns:
TRINIDAD and Tobago may be in for a bout of bad weather by Friday as a large but not yet well formed tropical depression is currently looming 1,300 kilometres east of the country and moving west-northwest at 30 km/h.
According to a statement issued last night by the Meteorological Services of Trinidad and Tobago, by around 7 p.m. yesterday the system packed winds in excess of 55km/h.
The Met Services also said that "on this forecast track, the centre of the Tropical Cyclone should be near the Windward Islands, north of Trinidad and Tobago on Friday."
Up to news time last night Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada were not under any storm threat, watch or warning but the system was being closely monitored by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), the local Met Services and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) based in Miami, Florida.
In light of this, according to the ODPM last night, they have placed all first responder agencies and emergency support organisations on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if needed.
The Meteorological Services also said last night that they are monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there are any noteworthy changes. Citizens are advised to monitor the ODPM website, Facebook page and all media for the most current information.