Rainy days ahead: Trinidad and Tobago braces for cloudy weather, thunderstorm activity
Rainy days ahead: Trinidad and Tobago braces for cloudy weather, thunderstorm activity
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has recently shared the weather conditions until July 16, 2023 (Sunday). As per the update, the upcoming week will witness partial cloudy to cloudy, along with some chances of rain.

As per the update, on Thursday (13th), the condition will witness low-level convergence associated with the ITCZ. Sunny conditions are interrupted at times by partly cloudy patches, producing mostly light to moderate showers.

There is a low to medium chance (20% to 40%) for the development of an isolated heavy shower or thunderstorm, mainly during the late morning to afternoon. Winds generally from the east-northeast to east-southeast.

On Friday (14th), the condition will be ITCZ convergence can produce partly cloudy to cloudy periods at times, mainly during the early morning to early afternoon, with showers or rain and a medium to high chance (50% to 70%) for thunderstorm activity to develop.

Heavier showers will favour, but not be confined to, eastern, southeastern and southern areas of Trinidad. Mostly settled from the afternoon but with a few showers in some areas. Winds generally from the east to east-southeast.

On Saturday (15th), the ITCZ convergence can produce partly cloudy to cloudy periods, from early morning to afternoon, with showers or rain and a medium to high chance (50% to 70%) for thunderstorm activity to develop. Mostly settled from late afternoon.

Winds generally from the east-southeast to east-northeast.

On Sunday (16th), a low-level trough associated with a perturbation (in this case, meaning: a change in the normal or regular path) in the ITCZ is expected to produce partly cloudy conditions interrupting some sunshine, becoming cloudy during the late morning to early afternoon. Mostly light to moderate showers in some areas.

Medium chance (40% to 60%) for a heavy shower or thunderstorm to develop during the late morning to early afternoon. Generally a fair night. Winds from the southeast to east-southeast become easterly during the night.

In addition to this, the meteorological department mentioned that in the event of heavy showers or thunderstorms, street or flash flooding is likely. Winds can become gusty in the vicinity of heavy showers. With any prolonged bouts of rainfall, the risk of landslips or landslides becomes elevated.

Winds: During the next few days, the near-surface wind flow across Trinidad and Tobago is showing some increase to moderate. This can, at times, translate downwards to the surface to produce breezy to windy conditions, especially in the vicinity of heavy showers and elevated areas.

Saharan dust: Saharan dust is presently in mild concentrations. On Thursday 13th, an increase to moderate concentrations is to be expected, which can last until Saturday 15th, when it will gradually reduce to mild and occasionally moderate.

“Please continue to pay attention to the latest forecasts, alerts, and information issued by the TTMS. The Public Forecast is updated daily at 6 AM, 10 AM, and 4 PM. https://www.metoffice.gov.tt/,” it appealed.