Yellow alert issued for T&T- thunderstorm activity and gusty winds

Yellow alert issued for T&T- thunderstorm activity and gusty winds

An adverse weather alert has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) said the alert is in effect from 7:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m today, Tuesday.

The weather is as a result of thunderstorm activity along the leading edge of an active Tropical Wave.

These thunderstorms can be accompanied by gusty winds above 60 km/hr, possible street and flash flooding, landslips, and landslides.

The TTMS is also monitoring a low-pressure system that continues Westward.

In its daily release on Tuesday, the TTMS said it has been closely monitoring a low-pressure system in the Atlantic which has an 80% (high) chance of development into a Tropical Depression over the next 48 hours.

The system is located approximately 1200 km east of the Windward Islands, centred near 13N 50W, and is moving westward near 30 km/hr.

Current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to reach the Leeward Islands by the night of Wednesday.

TTMS said that, at this time, the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and its dependencies.

The TTMS will continue to closely monitor this system and will issue an update at 6:00 pm this evening or earlier if the situation warrants.

The TTMS has advised citizens to pay attention to information being issued by visiting, downloading their mobile app (search: TT Met Office), and following them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.