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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO MET SERVICE ADVISES OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION #5 IN EAST OF LESSER ANTILLES

PUBLIC ADVISORY #1

Saturday 24th August, 2019                                                                                                                         3:30 P.M.

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO MET SERVICE ADVISES OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION #5 IN EAST OF LESSER ANTILLES

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has issued via official statement on Saturday 24th August 2019 at 12:00 pm on the development of Tropical Depression #5 which formed east of the Lesser Antilles.

The TTMS has advised that at 11am today (24th August 2019), the National Hurricane Centre, Miami has upgraded an area of disturbed weather located approximately 1300km ESE of Barbados into Tropical Depression #5. The system is currently located near 10.4N 47.9W and moving WNW at 19km/h. This system is forecast to gradually strengthen to become a Tropical Storm later tonight into Sunday.

ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK, THIS SYSTEM POSES NO DIRECT THREAT TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO OR GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES.

Numerical prediction models have this system affecting the islands of the northern Windwards and southern Leewards sometime on Tuesday.

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) would like to caution all members of the public who may be travelling for business or pleasure to the northern Windwards and southern Leewards islands to take notice of the projected course of this system.

Citizens should continue to monitor the website and social media profiles of the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service and the ODPM for weather forecasts, alerts, warnings and cancellations. Visit http://www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt.         

 

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

To download the full version of the public advisory please click here

ENDS

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm@gmail.com

For further information, please call:

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre 511/ TEMA’s Hotline 211

 

 

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