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TT MET SERVICE -OFFICIAL STATEMENT #8 TROPICAL STORM ELSA MOVES RAPIDLY TOWARDS LESSER ANTILLES Tropical Storm Elsa at 2:00 pm today, was located approximately 965 km east-southeast of the Windward Islands, centred near 10.6N 52.6W and moving towards the west near 44 km/hr.

 Maximum sustained winds are 75 km/hr with higher gusts. Elsa is projected to move quickly across portions of the Windward Islands and the southern Leeward Islands, north of Trinidad and Tobago, on Friday 2nd July 2021.

Feeder band activity will likely produce periods of rain/showers and isolated thunderstorm activity with possible gusty winds on Friday (2nd July, 2021) into Saturday (3rd July 2021) over Trinidad and Tobago.

Agitated seas can be expected during this period, especially near Tobago. AT THIS TIME, THE SYSTEM POSES NO DIRECT THREAT TO TRINIDAD and TOBAGO Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the following islands: * St. Vincent and the Grenadines * St. Lucia * Barbados * Martinique A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for: *Grenada and its dependencies The Tropical Storm Watch for Guadeloupe has been discontinued.

The TTMS will continue to closely monitor this system and will issue an update at 6:00 pm today or earlier if the situation warrants.

To view the full Official Public Statement from the TT MET Service please click here.


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