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OFFICIAL STATEMENT # 7 HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT

Trinidad & Tobago  Meteorological Service

Synoptic Branch Telephone: 1-868-669-4392 ext 120/121 | Fax: 1-868-669-4727

Email: synop@metoffice.gov.tt | Website: www.metoffice.gov.tt 

Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020      Issuance Time: 06:00 a.m. 
 
OFFICIAL STATEMENT # 7 
HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT
 
The Potential Tropical Cyclone which the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has been closely monitoring, is likely to cause heavy rainfall and gusty winds over portions of the Leeward Islands today into tonight. 
 
A Potential Tropical Cyclone means that the system is not yet a tropical cyclone, but it poses a threat of bringing tropical cyclone conditions to land areas within the next 48 hours.  
 
At 05:00 am today, Wednesday 29th July 2020, the disturbance was located near 15.3N 61.3W or about 10 km south of Dominica and approximately 615 km east-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is moving towards the west-northwest near 37 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h. On its projected track, the centre will move through the Southern Leeward Islands during the next few hours and near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight. Please refer to Figure 1. 
 
AT THIS TIME, THE SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO TRINIDAD, TOBAGO, GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES.  
 
This will be the last statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service on this disturbance.  However, The TTMS will continue to closely monitor the weather and will advise the public whenever it is necessary. As always, pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting www.metoffice.gov.tt and following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  
 
To view the entire TT MET Service Official Statement please click here. 
 
B. Ramdatt Duty Meteorologist Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service 

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