TTMS extends alerts

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    The Met Service has extended the Yellow Level Riverine Flood and Adverse Weather Alerts.

    Both will now be in place until 8pm tomorrow (Thursday 24th November 2022).

    The TTMS says river levels along the Caroni and North Oropouche Rivers continue to rise and are currently above 80%.

    Caroni in the vicinity of El Carmen is of particular concern, at 93%.

    The TTMS says additional rainfall can keep the river levels elevated.

    Regarding the weather forecast, conditions this evening and overnight are expected to be generally settled apart from a few intervals of showers and the odd thunderstorm.

    The TTMS says while the most intense activity will likely remain offshore at times, periods of rain and/or showers of varying intensities are still expected, especially from late morning and early afternoon tomorrow.

    There is a medium to high chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms that can produce intense rainfall above 25mm.

    As the land is very saturated, the risk of street/flash flooding, localized ponding and landslides/landslips will be higher and gusty winds in excess of 55 km/h may be experienced, especially in the vicinity of heavy showers/thunderstorms.