Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services issued a Yellow level for the country and Hazardous Seas Alert. It stated that large breaking waves in excess of 3 meters, due to long-period swells, are possible along nearshore, northern and eastern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago.
Seas can also become choppy at times during windy conditions. Conditions will be amplified during high tides.
Impacts include: high surf, dangerous conditions for swimming and small craft operations near affected coastlines.
Instructions: Sea bathers, fishermen, small craft operators and all marine interests should monitor sea conditions. Exercise caution. Follow the instructions of lifeguards. Monitor official news sources.
Although the North Atlantic high pressure cell has weakened slightly from yesterday, the surface wind flow across the equatorial Atlantic continues to be mostly uninterrupted. Breezy conditions are expected to continue, which can become windy at times, especially in elevated areas.
The forecast for this afternoon is for generally sunny and breezy conditions despite the brief showers over a few areas. Tonight is forecast to be mostly fair.
Please be advised that a Yellow Level Hazardous Seas Alert was issued at 12:01 PM today and it will be in effect from 2:00 AM on Saturday, 31st December 2022 until Monday, 2nd January 2023, 12:00 PM.
The concentration of dust in the atmosphere is mostly mild and occasionally moderate and will continue to be so over the next few days.
As the next cold frontal system traverses the northern Atlantic over the coming few days, our night-time and predawn temperatures are expected to become cool to chilly at times because of the colder air from the north interacting with and modifying the air temperatures over the Antilles.
From late tonight into tomorrow morning we will see an increase in surface moisture, which can produce light to moderate showers over a few areas. The remainder of Saturday is expected to be generally sunny but with a light or moderate shower in a few areas and the low risk of an isolated heavier shower or thunderstorm.
On Sunday we can expect predawn showers over a few areas. The daytime sunshine will be interrupted at times by patches of cloudiness producing light or moderate showers in varying areas. There remains the low risk of an isolated heavier shower or thunderstorm.
Over the coming week, an increase in atmospheric moisture buildup is expected due to varying degrees of low-level convergence across Trinidad and Tobago and the Windwards. This is likely to cause mixed weather conditions, with the sunshine being interrupted at times by cloudy periods producing light to moderate showers over varying areas and medium chances of a heavier shower or thunderstorm over a few areas.
Trinidad and Tobago Met service asked people to continue to pay attention to the latest forecasts, alerts, and information issued by the TTMS. The Public Forecast is updated daily at 6 AM, 10 AM, and 4 PM.