Second tropical wave to emerge as tropical cyclone

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service on Wednesday informed about the extension of a tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles and stated that it would become a tropical cyclone.

Caribbean Region: The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service on Wednesday informed about the extension of a tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles and stated that it would become a tropical cyclone.

In a press release, the Met Officer informed that this is the second tropical wave in the last twenty-four years. 

The tropical wave is currently impacting areas of the Lesser Antilles with rain and thunderstorms, and it is estimated that it would continue to move west over the Caribbean without significant concern.

The press release by the Met Office further explains that this second tropical wave is roughly 2,090 km from east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles, and centred near – 8.5N 42W and moving from west-northwest with the speed of 35 km/h.

The statement in the press release further states that the second tropical wave slowly becoming more settled and now has a more favourable chance of becoming a tropical cyclone with a 70 per cent high and has a chance of intensification during the next 48 hours and a 90 per cent (high) possibility during the next five days. 

Despite the tropical wave development, it would likely produce breezes of wind and heavy rains nearby in the Lesser Antilles between Friday and Saturday.

The press release statement further added that currently, at the time, the second tropical wave is not likely to directly has a danger to the Caribbean islands such as – Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenda and the territories of the islands. 

The Met Office further informed that they would continue to regularly monitor these systems strictly and would provide time to time information regarding the second tropical wave. 

The government yet has not issued any official statement regarding the second tropical wave. The Met office has further asked the citizens to be careful. 

Despite this, the Caribbean nation is also facing the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already affected the economy of the region.