Met Office: Brace for flash floods
the Multimedia Desk
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office has issued a weather bulletin, advising citizens to prepare for flash floods as a result of the passage of a tropical wave. The following is the bulletin.
Issued at 8:30 am
SHOWERY ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PASSAGE OF A TROPICAL WAVE WILL LEAD TO STREET AND/OR FLASH FLOODING
Over the past few hours parts of Trinidad and Tobago have been experiencing cloudy conditions with light to moderate rain/showers. This is due to the passage of a Tropical Wave which is interacting with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
Cloudy to overcast conditions with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers are forecast to affect Trinidad and Tobago over the next 4 to 6 hours.
There is the possibility of landslides/landslips and localized street/flash flooding occurring in heavy downpours.
Gusty winds can be expected in the vicinity of showers and thundershowers.
Citizens are therefore advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities today. Exercise extreme caution on our roadways which will be wet. Be alert to electrical discharges from thundercloud activity.
WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring this weather situation and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants.