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Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service Information Bulletin: Moderate to heavy Showers over Trinidad and Tobago may lead to street/flash flooding.
Date: Monday 23rd of July 2012 ISSUED AT:06:08AM MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS OVER TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO MAY LEAD TO STREET/FLASH FLOODING. Over the past few hours parts of Trinidad, particularly southern and eastern areas, 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) in a very moist and unstable atmosphere which is being enhanced by upper level dynamics. Cloudy to overcast conditions with periods of rain and/or showers, some of which can be moderate to heavy at times and the isolated thundershower is expected to continue over Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago, during the next 3-6 hours. It should be noted that gusty winds will accompany moderate occasionally heavy rainfall and the possibility of localized street and flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy showers and thundershowers. Citizens are therefore advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities during the next 3-6 hours. 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 Services is closely monitoring this weather situation and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants. Oscar Lovell Meteorologist