Did you feel the heat on Sunday?
According to the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Channel, October 18th was the hottest day recorded in Trinidad and Tobago for the year.
Light winds, mostly sunny skies (at the start of today) and sufficient moisture led to today being the hottest day for 2020 across Trinidad, based on temperatures recorded at Piarco.
On Sunday, the maximum recorded temperature occurred at the Piarco International Airport, came in at a scorching 35.5°C, recorded by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
According to the website, the Airport is the climate reference site for Trinidad, while across Tobago, the climate reference station is at Crown Point.
Since this is the official temperature monitoring station for T&T’s records, this marks the hottest temperature for the year to date, beating the previous highest maximum temperature of 34.9°C at Piarco on September 26th and 34.8°C on September 14.
Across most of the country, temperatures ranged between 33.0°C and 35.0°C, with some areas between 35.0°C and 38.0°C, mainly across Trinidad. In urban areas and areas where development is prevalent, temperatures trended higher.
Over the last four days, Trinidad’s maximum highs at Piarco have not relented below the 34°C mark.