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TT MET SERVICE OFFICIAL STATEMENT #5 TROPICAL DEPRESSION #13 CONTINUES ITS WEST-NORTHWEST TRACK

Trinidad & Tobago  Meteorological Service

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

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Date: Thursday 20th August 2020      Issuance Time: 6:00 p.m. 
 
OFFICIAL STATEMENT #5 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION #13 CONTINUES ITS WEST-NORTHWEST TRACK 
 
At 5p.m. today Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near 16.7N 53.9W or 990 KM east of the Northern Leeward Islands. The system is moving toward the West-Northwest at 33 km/h and this general motion is expected to maintain for the next few days. 
 
There has been little change in the organization of Tropical Depression Thirteen during the past several hours. An area of ragged but persistent convection continues near the estimated centre position and there is some outer banding to the north and south of the centre. 
 
Current analyses suggest that on its projected track, the centre of the system is forecast to move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday 21st August 2020 into Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 55 km/h with higher gusts. This system is expected to slowly strengthen and may develop into a Tropical Storm overnight tonight or tomorrow.  
 
At this time, the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago or Grenada and its dependencies. 
 
The TTMS will continue to closely monitor this system and will issue an update at 6:00 am tomorrow or earlier if the situation warrants. As always, pay close attention to information being issued by the TTMS by visiting www.metoffice.gov.tt , downloading our mobile app (search: TT Met Office) and following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
 
To view the full Official Statement from the TT MET Service please click here.
 
 
Oscar Lovell Meteorologist Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service 
 

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