Tropical Storm Warning issued for T&T

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    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago.

    This was first published by the National Hurricane Centre in an update issued just before 5pm.

    It was confirmed a short while later by the T&T MET Service in a statement.

    The Tropical wave located east of Trinidad and Tobago has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 (TC#2).

    This means that the system is not yet a storm but has the potential to intensify into one in short notice.

    As a result, Trinidad and Tobago has been put under a Tropical Storm Warning, which means storm conditions are likely over the warning area within 36 hours.

    Periods of heavy to intense showers and/or thunderstorms are likely, which can result in rainfall accumulations in excess of 3 inches.

    Gusty winds in excess of 70km/hr can be expected, capable of breaking tree branches,
    displacing unsecured roofs and loose outdoor objects, and can even topple over unhealthy trees.

    The risk of landslides/landslips is likely in areas so prone and sea conditions can become occasionally rough.