The Met Office has issued a Tropical storm warning for T&T.
According to a release the wave is located east of Trinidad and Tobago has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 (TC#2).
This means that the system is not yet a Tropical Cyclone but has the potential to intensify in a TC in short notice.
As a result, Trinidad and Tobago has been put under a Tropical Storm Warning.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that storm conditions are likely over the warning area within 36 hours. Periods of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms are likely, which can result in rainfall accumulations in excess of 3 inches. Gusty winds in excess of 70km/hr can be expected.
These wind gusts are capable of breaking tree branches, displacing unsecured roofs and loose outdoor objects, and can even topple over unhealthy trees. The risk of landslides/landslips is likely in areas so prone and sea conditions can become occasionally rough. An update will be issued at 8pm.
Prepare to protect lives, livelihood, and property. Plan your evacuation to a shelter if it becomes necessary. Always have emergency supplies of food and water on standby. Secure loose outdoor items and livestock. Do not wade or drive through flood waters. Pre-position sandbags if your area floods and monitor river levels. Follow the instructions of Government Officials. More information: www.metoffice.gov.tt/ ; www.odpm.gov.tt