Sunny day forecast for today following flash flooding in several parts Wednesday

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Sunny day forecast for today following flash flooding in several parts Wednesday

Several bouts of heavy showers affected parts of central Trinidad from midmorning Wednesday, causing flooding in several areas.

The Caparo River briefly overtopped its banks at the Caparo Valley Brasso Road near Breeding Unit for the second time this week.

There was also reports of flooding in parts of Freeport, Preysal and Couva.

Rainfall totals exceeded 55 millimetres in some areas of Trinidad, where smaller streams overtopped their banks, while drains in the capital became overwhelmed.

In south Trinidad, flooding occurred along the Penal Rock Road, the SS Erin Road between Debe and Penal, as well as along Sisters Road in Hardbargain, Williamsville where the roadway was temporarily impassable as a tributary for the Guaracara River overtopped.

There was even street and flash flooding in parts of Port-of-Spain, Belmont, Diego Martin, and Cocorite.

While no rivers overtopped in northwestern Trinidad, flooding occurred at various points along Saddle Road and along the Queen’s Park Savannah, which quickly subsided following the end of rains.

According to the T&T Meteorological Service, the cause of Wednesday’s weather was a result of “the recent passage of an area of low pressure across the Windward Islands left some trailing convergence and the ITCZ in its wake. This produced a few moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms in some areas from pre-dawn hours.”

The Met Office said that today, “a small perturbation, and low level convergence in association with the ITCZ, is expected to produce some partly cloudy periods during the very early pre-dawn hours with light to moderate showers in a few areas.”

However, Thursday is likely to be a hot and sunny day with brief showers at times. Night will be fair at first with showers expected after midnight.

(videos courtesy TT Weather Center)