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Showery activity associated with a Tropical Wave will lead to street and/or flash flooding

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued the following Information Bulletin for Wednesday 15th of August 2012


ISSUED AT:08:56AM

 SHOWERY ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE
WILL LEAD TO STREET AND/OR FLASH FLOODING


Over the past few hours parts of Trinidad,
particularly southern and eastern areas have been
experiencing cloudy conditions with moderate to
heavy showers and thundershowers. This is due to
the passage of a Tropical Wave in a very moist
and unstable atmosphere which is being enhanced
by strong upper level dynamics. Tobago is
currently experiencing fair to partly cloudy
conditions, but is under the same unstable
environment.


Cloudy to overcast conditions with moderate to
heavy showers and thundershowers will continue
over Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago
during the next 4-6 hours. It should be noted
that gusty winds will accompany moderate,
occasionally heavy rainfall and the possibility
of landslides/landslips and localized
street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity
of heavy downpours.


Noting the amount of rainfall that has occurred
over the past few days and the forecast for the
continuation of this rainfall activity, rivers of
moderate carrying capacity may become bankfull and
possibly overtop. Citizens are therefore advised
to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their
activities during the next 4-6 hours. Be alert to
electrical discharges from thundercloud activity.


WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD
AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM
THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is
closely monitoring this weather situation and will
issue another bulletin if the situation warrants. 
  

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