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Information Bulletin: Periods of moderate to heavy showers over Trinidad and Tobago may lead to street/flash flooding

Issuance Time: 4:00 a.m.

Over the past few hours, parts of Trinidad and Tobago, particularly northern and eastern areas of Trinidad and western areas of Tobago, have been experiencing cloudy/overcast conditions with periods of rain and showers, some of which have been moderate to heavy. This rainfall activity is due to the presence of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Cloudy to overcast conditions with periods of rain and/or showers, some of which can be moderate to heavy at times and isolated thundershowers is expected to continue over Trinidad in particular and Tobago throughout today with slow and gradual improvement as the day progresses, becoming settled by nightfall.

It should be noted that gusty winds will accompany moderate occasionally heavy rainfall and the possibility of localized street and flash flooding and landslides/landslips may occur in the vicinity of heavy showers and thundershowers. Be alert to electrical discharges in the vicinity of thundershowers. Rainfall accumulations could be in excess of 25-30 mm, as such, rivers of moderate carrying capacity may become bankful. Citizens are therefore advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities during the course of the day.

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

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