Adverse Weather Alert now active until 8PM

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    The MET Service’s Yellow Level Adverse Weather Alert has been extended by a couple of hours – it will now run until 8pm today.

    In an update, the TTMS says isolated thunderstorms continue to be observed across parts of T&T due to low-level convergence associated with the passage of a strong Tropical Wave (PTC#2).

    Heavy showers/thunderstorms are expected to continue intermittently over the period.

    These thunderstorms can produce intense rainfall of over 25mm, with street and/or flash flooding are possible in prone areas.

    Electrical discharges are also likely.

    The threat of gusty winds will be present as well, and the TTMS warns that while these gusts may be brief, they may be capable of breaking tree branches, displacing unsecured roofs and loose outdoor objects, and can even topple over unhealthy trees.