Farmers have been told to expect an increase in pests and poor fruit production for some crops in its 10-day agro-meteorological assessment for early June.

This is according to a report from Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services.

In a release, the Met Office said that the increase in wet weather, combined with fairly high temperatures, will create a humid atmosphere.


The Met Office also predicts that wet weather will dominate the first ten days of June as a moist weather regime is expected to remain over Trinidad and Tobago during the period.

Farmers are encouraged to be watchful as this can affect crop yields.

The Met Office says a 68 percent chance exists for ten-day rainfall totals to reach 45.0 mm in eastern and northeastern areas of Trinidad and in south-western half of Tobago.

Elsewhere, ten-day rainfall totals are expected to range between 25.0 mm and 40.0 mm. The best chances for beneficial rainfall are on days one, two, five, six and seven with days one and six likely to be the wettest days, when rainfall in excess of 10.0 mm can be expected in most areas.

Rainfall on the remaining wet days, some of which could be moderate to heavy are likely to be localized and confined to a few areas of the country.

Daily maximum temperatures are expected to be cooler than the last two dekads, but are still likely to climb above 33 degrees celsius in Trinidad and above 31 degrees Celsius in Tobago, on at least day four.