OPM: Agencies on alert for bad weather

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    The Office of the Prime Minister says Government agencies are on the alert, as T&T braces for bad weather.

    According to the National Hurricane Centre, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave located east-southeast of the Windward Islands continues to show signs of organization.

    It says environmental conditions appear conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the early to the middle part of this week.

    This system is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic, approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday, and move across the southeastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday.

    • Formation chance through 48 hours – medium – 40%
    • Formation chance through 5 days – high – 70%

    According to the OPM, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management has already alerted the Disaster Management Units of the Local Government Ministry, the Tobago Emergency Management Agency and other first response agencies.

    The Defence Force is also on alert.