The following is an advisory from The MET Office
Date: Thursday 21st of August 2014
At 8.00 a.m. today, Thursday 21st August 2014, a broad area of low pressure with moderate
potential for further development was located approximately 560 km east of the Lesser Antilles.
The system is moving toward the west-northwest at 15 km/h and there is a 50% chance of it
intensifying over the next 24 to 48 hours as it moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the
Caribbean Sea. Slow development is forecast, as environmental conditions are not favourable for
rapid development. A Hurricane Hunter Aircraft is scheduled to investigate this system later this
afternoon, if necessary.
The leading periphery of this system is forecast to begin affecting The Northern Windward and
Leeward Islands from tonight into Friday.
Moderate to heavy showers can be expected over the Northern Windward and Leeward Islands along
with isolated thundershowers capable of producing 4 to 5 inches of rainfall. Wind speeds with gusts
in excess of 55kmh are likely.
Atmospheric instability associated with the passage of this system could produce gusty winds
and heavy rainfall across portions of the Lesser Antilles including Trinidad and Tobago.
All interests in Trinidad and Tobago are asked to monitor the progress of this system and pay close
attention to information being issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.
WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD
AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM
THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.
Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious given forecast conditions. Please pay attention
to the media or visit our website at www.metoffice.gov.tt/forecast for daily weather
updates at 6am, 10am, 3pm and 6pm.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring this weather system and will
issue another bulletin at 6:00 p.m. today or sooner if the situation warrants.
Shakeer Baig .