Tropical Wave bearing down on Trinidad

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While Hurricane Matthew is churning up and causing havoc in the North Caribbean, a bad weather system is heading to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday afternoon.

A local meteorologist is warning citizens to brace for a fast approaching Tropical Wave.

In a bulletin issued at 1:08 pm on Tuesday afternoon, meteorologist Saide Shakeer advised of the incoming inclement weather, due to hit the sister isle within the next few hours.

The system will likely bring heavy showers or thundershowers and gusty winds.

The active tropical wave’s leading edge is aiming for Tobago first but is expected to affect Trinidad to a lesser extent over the next few hours.

“Current analysis and Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) suggest that strong winds in excess of 50km/h are expected to accompany showers and thundershowers,” the Met Office has stated.

It also warned that street/flash flooding is likely in areas of heavy downpours.

Some respite from the anticipated gloomy weather improvement is expected by Tuesday evening however, conditions are forecast to “gradually deteriorate again towards midnight into tomorrow, Wednesday, 5th October 2016 with similar conditions forecast.”

“Given the expected conditions, citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities,” the meteorologist warned.

Trinidad and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm watch or warning but the Meteorological will continue to closely monitor the approaching weather event and will issue another bulletin as warranted.

An image of the bad weather system

An image of the bad weather system

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