‘Elongated area of low pressure’ cause of overnight thunderstorms

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    An elongated area of low pressure located over the Atlantic Ocean was the cause of overnight showers and thunderstorms.

    The National Hurricane Centre says the ‘disorganised area of showers’ was located several hundred miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

    It says only gradual development of this system is expected during the next few days while it moves west-northwestward across the northern Lesser Antilles.

    It adds that some slight additional development is possible by the middle of next week while the disturbance moves northwestward north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    At 10am this morning, the T&T Met Service said that another ‘band of showers’ was moving (From East to West) across Trinidad, after which a generally settled period can be expected.

    The Met Service meanwhile issued an updated weather forecast at 10:10am: