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Severe Weather / Tropical Storm Approaches Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago Weather

Trinidad and Tobago Weather

 

UPDATE: 31th October 2010 @ 12:52 p.m -  Tobago and Grenada remains under a Tropical Storm Warning

FROM The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services

Date: Sunday 31st of October 2010
ISSUED AT:12:52PM

FLOOD POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR TOBAGO AND NORTHERN
AND EASTERN TRINIDAD. 

Over the past twelve (12) hours, Tobago and
specifically Northern and Eastern parts of
Trinidad, experienced prolonged periods of
rainfall, some of which were heavy and
accompanied by gusty winds.
The feeder band into Tomas remains over both
islands and while satellite and radar imagery
show some degree of weakening there are still few
areas of intense convection in the vicinity of
Tobago that can produce additional rainfall.

Grounds are waterlogged in the above mentioned
areas and with surface runoff there is the
possibility of further flooding to those regions
already inundated. There have also been reports
of landslides in eastern parts of Tobago.
Trinidad but more so Tobago will continue to see
some periods of light rain and/or showers and the
isolated thundershower with improvement to more
settled conditions as the day progresses.

October 29th 2010

A vigorous tropical wave is approaching Trinidad and Tobago and it has a 80% chance of turning into a tropical storm in 48 hours. This doesn’t look good for a population that had to put up with extremely bad weather for the rainy season and continues to weather the Clico financial crisis with desperate threats from formerly-rich policyholders. The 6:25 am bulletin from the Met Services states  “The leading periphery of the wave should begin affecting Trinidad and Tobago during the late afternoon/evening. Moderate to heavy showers can be expected along with isolated thundershowers capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. These downpours can yield moderate to severe street or flash flooding and strong bursts of gusts in excess of 50kmh.

As the wave continues to intensify and move closer to Trinidad and Tobago showery activity can yield 3 to 4 inches and possibly 5 to 6 inches from early Saturday into Sunday. Wind speeds with gusts in excess of 55kmh are likely.”

You can check for updates here: Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services

When this system turns into a storm it will be called Tropical Storm Tomas

This severe weather may put a damper on Halloween Celebrations this year as the system has a good chance of intensifying into a tropical depression and then storm before the first withch’s mini-skirt is hemmed even shorter.

May the storm veer north even more.

Happy Halloween

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This one looks serious – Tropical Storm Colin?


Maybe I am jumping the gun too fast but after that little bit of rain last Wednesday, I don’t think so. The system is now borderline orange and orange is not very good nor is it too bad. I am not saying the system will form into a storm or hurricane but I am saying am I very concerned. God is not a Trini and ask any victim of heavy rains and winds in this country and you would know I am right. I never liked the name Colin for a storm and much prefer female names like Anya, Latoya, Gabriela or even Wendy for a storm which will make an impression. Lets hope this system will fizzle but it’s that time of year where every possibility looks dangerous.

UPDATE (01-08-2010): According to predictions, no islands or landmass will be threatened except the possibility of the US when the storm might be in a weakened state. All this is subject to change as the hours and days go by.

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Tropical Storm Bonnie?


Tropical Storm Bonnie?

Yesterday, Wednesday, it looked like it was about to fizzle. Today, it looks set to hit the  oil contaminated Gulf as Hurricane TS Bonnie. I am no expert but Florida looks safe but not the Gulf.

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