Bulletin#1 Date: Saturday 17th of August 2013
(full media release)
This is due to a surge of moisture associated with the approach of a tropical wave.
Cloudy to overcast conditions with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers will continue over Trinidad during the next 2-3 hours before becoming settled by late evening.
Cloudy conditions is again expected to increase for both Trinidad and Tobago by late night as the Tropical Wave passes overnight with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers.
This will continue for 12-18 hours before becoming settled by evening on Sunday 18th August 2013.
It should be noted that gusty winds will accompany moderate, occasionally heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslides/landslips and localized street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy downpours.
Noting the amount of rainfall that may occur and the forecast for the continuation of this rainfall activity, rivers of moderate carrying capacity may become bankfull and possibly overtop. Citizens are therefore advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities.
WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring this weather situation and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants.