Active Tropical Wave being monitored by Met

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Active Tropical Wave being monitored by Met

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service continues to monitor an active tropical wave (AL96) (Figure 1) in the Tropical Atlantic, just east of the Windward Islands. At 8:00 am today, 3rd July 2024, the tropical wave axis was located near 58W longitude (near 157 km) east of the Windward islands, moving westward at 30-40 km/h.

Heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and gusty winds have already begun affecting parts of the Windward Islands.

Despite this activity, current environmental conditions appear only marginally conducive for further development. At 8:00 am (3rd July 2024), the National Hurricane Center has given the system a 10% (low) chance of developing into a Tropical Depression over the next 48 hours and 20% (low) over the next 7 days.

Most activity associated with AL96 is forecast to remain north of Trinidad and Tobago. However there is a medium (40%) chance of isolated heavy showers/thunderstorms which may be accompanied by gusty winds.

The TTMS will continue to monitor AL96 as it moves through the region. The last official statement for AL96 will be issued at 3:00 pm today or early if the situation warrants.

Please visit www.metoffice.gov.tt for more details. As always, pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting www.metoffice.gov.tt, downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on X, Facebook and Instagram.