No storm watch for T&T
The Meteorological Office at Piarco yesterday said that Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning at this time.
The office issued a press release on the weather situation after heavy showers which began in the early hours of Friday caused severe flooding and damage in Diego Martin and environs.
Piarco meteorologist Saide Shakeer said yesterday the tremendous amount of instability and moisture over the island was associated with a broad low pressure system to the North East of the Eastern Caribbean. “But there is less than 10 per cent chance of tropical cyclone developing,” she said.
“We don’t anticipate intense showers over the weekend,” she added.
Shakeer said the public should be mindful of drain and river pollution which influences flooding.
She said: “The accumulation of the rainfall is quicker than the runoff. This is when you get flooding occurring. We need to ensure main river courses are clear and there is a free flow of water.”
The release also said citizens should brace for the possibility of turbulent sea conditions, swollen rivers and landslips and landslides. They can also expect street/flash flooding and gusty winds in excess of 50 km/hr. People were advised to be alert to electrical discharges from thundercloud activity and adopt measures that will preserve their lives and property.