Date: 19 June 2017
Issuance Time: 12:00 pm
TROPICAL STORM WARNING #5
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY
Issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies can expect Tropical Storm conditions within 9- 15 hours. At 11:00am, Monday June 19, 2017, the centre of Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 was located near 8.8°N latitude 56.8°W longitude or about 525 kilometres east-southeast of Trinidad.
A Potential Tropical Cyclone refers to a disturbance that has not yet become a tropical cyclone, but which poses the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 is moving to the west at about 41 km/hr. The disturbance is expected to continue on a westward track over the next 48 hours during which it is forecast to intensify as environmental conditions are conducive for strengthening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65km/hr with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1005mb. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies will therefore be mostly exposed to Tropical Storm conditions from Monday evening into Tuesday. The disturbance is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 50 to 125mm over Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies from Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Gusty winds and street/flash flooding are likely in areas of heavy showers or thundershowers. The possibility of landslides/landslips exists. Sea conditions are also anticipated to become very disturbed which will adversely affect marine and coastline interests. Citizens and all concerned are advised to closely follow the directions and advice of their Disaster Emergency Managers at this time. Adopt all necessary measures to preserve life and property.
The disturbance 11 :00am position: 8.8°N latitude 56.8°W longitude or about 525 kilometres east-south-east of Trinidad. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service will issue another bulletin at 3:00pm, Monday
19th June, 2017. All interests in Trinidad and Tobago are asked to monitor the progress of this system and pay close attention to information being issued by the TIMS
All the views expressed at the source of this article may not necessarily reflect those of T.E.A. Watchers.
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