A Yellow Level Riverine Flooding Alert is currently in effect for Trinidad after a morning of torrential downpours on the island.
The alert took effect at 8:25am and is expected to last until midnight.
The Meteorological Service advises that while major rivers are contained at this time, smaller watercourses and rivers are currently at elevated levels. These levels are expected to gradually rise further as the day progresses.
Intermittent rainfall activity of varying intensities is forecast to continue today with some improvement by this evening. Localised flooding and ponding can be exacerbated in heavy or prolonged downpours.
The public is advised to carefully monitor weather conditions and river/water levels and updates from official sources and plan safety measures and do not take unnecessary risks.
Avoid driving or wading through floodwaters.