Trinidad and Tobago under adverse weather yellow alert

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

A boy joyrides through floodwaters in Kelly Village, Caroni in August 2021. – Angelo Marcelle

THE Met Office on Sunday, placed the country on an adverse weather Yellow Alert starting from 3 pm that day and going on until 4 pm on Monday.

The Met Office said there is a high (70-80 per cent) chance of brisk, heavy showers and thunderstorms with accompanying gusty winds in excess of 55 km per hr during the period of the yellow alert.

These wind gusts, the Met Office said, may be brief but are capable of breaking tree branches, displacing unsecured roofs and loose outdoor objects, and can even topple over unhealthy trees.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase in frequency as the evening of Sunday progressed. Street flooding is also likely in heavy downpours and seas can become additionally agitated in strong winds.

The Met Office said people should secure loose items outdoors and livestock. Small craft operators should be on the alert for above normal or choppy sea condition in strong winds.

Monitor weather conditions and updates from official sources via www.metoffice.gov.tt and www.odpm.gov.tt.