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Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service Information Bulletin 2: Showers and thundershowers associated with Tropical Storm Isaac for at least the next 4-6 hours

Feeder band activity associated with Tropical Storm Isaac has produced widespread showers and Thundershowers overnight in Trinidad and Tobago and continues into this morning.

Cloudiness from this feeder band could continue to produce at times intense showers and thundershowers over Trinidad and Tobago. Showery activity associated with this development could continue for at least the next 4 – 6 hours. Rainfall accumulations of between 20 – 30 millimeters or even 30 – 40 millimeters are possible in some areas, as such; rivers of moderate carrying capacity may become bankful and possibly over top.

Moderate and possibly severe street/flash flooding as well as landslips/landslides is likely in the region of heavy showers/thundershowers. Gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr and lightning accompanying the thundershowers should be expected.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their daily activities given forecast weather conditions. Be alert to any electrical discharges from thundercloud activity. Adopt measures which would preserve life and property.

WE STRONGLY UNDERSCORE THAT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING AT THIS TIME.

 The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring weather conditions and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants.

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