Met Office monitoring low pressure area east of Lesser Antilles

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    The Met Office is monitoring an area of low pressure associated with a Tropical Wave, approximately 2,200km east of the Lesser Antilles.

    In a statement, it says at this time, the system poses no direct threat to Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies.

    Showers and thunderstorms associated with the system remain disorganized and there is a medium chance (60%) of development into a Tropical Cyclone over the next 48 hours and a slightly higher chance (70%) of development in five (5) days.

    It is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward near 30 km/hr over the next several days.

    Regardless of development, the system is likely to affect portions of the Leeward Islands with localized heavy rainfall and gusty winds by early next week.