An Adverse Weather Alert Number Three – Yellow Level – is in effect until noon Sunday.
In an update Friday afternoon, the alert said the threat of impactful weather has diminished significantly.
However, saturated grounds as well as the presence of spring tides will result in extremely slow recession of water levels in inundated areas and elevated/overwhelmed rivers.
The alert said Major River courses are expected to remain contained but are being closely monitored.
Occasional periods of rainfall are expected over the next 12 to 18 hours, with the medium chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Another Tropical Wave is forecast to begin affecting both islands from Saturday afternoon.
In light of this as well as on-going impacts from today’s rainfall, this Alert is extended.
Gusty winds in excess of 55 km/hr are still possible especially in the vicinity of showers/thunderstorms.
Seas can become agitated at times in sheltered areas.
Members of the public are being asked not to wade or drive through flood waters.
Residents along smaller water courses and areas with poor drainage should continue to be vigilant.
The population is being asked to monitor weather conditions and official updates and more information can be had by going to www.metoffice.gov.tt/