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Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service Information Bulletin: Tropical Storm Isaac

 

At 5:00 a.m. today, Wednesday August 22, 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac was located near Latitude 15.5 North and Longitude 57.3 West or about 445 k east of Guadeloupe. Isaac is moving toward the West near 30 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue during the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 75km/h with higher gusts. 

 

On the forecast track and forward speed, Isaac should move through the Leeward Islands this evening and move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday. Isaac poses NO immediate threat to Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies. However, associated cloudiness with showers and thundershowers will extend over the southern Windwards including Trinidad and Tobago, as the system tracks across the Lesser Antilles. 

Numerical Weather Prediction models have also indicated that as early as this morning, surface winds will be out of the west as the system enters the island chain and as such, seas in sheltered areas can become choppy. The general public is advised to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Isaac through media reports as the storm moves closer to the Northern Windward and Leeward Islands.

 

Repeating the present position of Tropical Storm Isaac: Latitude 15.5 North and Longitude 57.3 West or about 445 km east of Guadeloupe.

 

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES ARE NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is monitoring this system and will issue an update at 6:00 p.m. today or earlier if the situation warrants.  

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