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Friday, August 18 2017 @ 06:08 PM AST

Trinidad & Tobago braces for storm: No school tomorrow

Heavy rains expected to start tonight around 8 pm in Tobago and 11 pm in Trinidad. However, the time keeps changing so keep checking the links below.

HERE'S THE LATEST:

State media CNMG's Ean Wallace posted:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/cat...sh-wv.html

State media CNMG's Clydeen McDonald posted:
* Supermarket Opening Hours for TODAY if you need to stock up
- - Massy Stores 8 AM - 5 PM
- - JTA Supermarket 8 AM - 1 PM
- - West Bees 8 AM 2 PM
* Emergency shelters list: http://www.odpm.gov.tt/node/58

The following is the official warning issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Met Office yesterday. Funny this came this evening about five hours after Breaking News told the public to ignore the Government and see for themselves the satellite maps http://news.co.tt/public_html/article...8100025520

TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, GRENADA AND ITS DEPENDENCIES Issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is placing Trinidad and Tobago under a Tropical Storm Warning as of 6:00pm today, Sunday, 18th June, 2017. Simultaneously, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) on the advice of the Government of Grenada is placing Grenada and its Dependencies under Tropical Storm Warning. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies can expect Tropical Storm conditions within 36 hours.

At 5:00pm, Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 was centred near 7.5N latitude 50.4W longitude or about 1200 kilometres east-southeast of Trinidad.

A Potential Tropical Cyclone refers to a disturbance that has not yet become a tropical cyclone, but which poses the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours. Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 is moving to the west at about 37 km/hr. The disturbance is expected to continue on west-northwest track over the next 48 hours during which it is forecast to intensify as environmental conditions are conducive for strengthening. Maximum sustained winds are near 56km/hr with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1008mb. Trinidad and Tobgo, Grenada and its dependencies will therefore be mostly exposed to Tropical Storm conditions from Monday night into Tuesday.


The disturbance is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 50 to 125mm over Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and its Dependencies from Monday night through Tuesday. Gusty winds and street/flash flooding are likely in areas of heavy showers or thundershowers. The possibility of landslides/landslips exists. Sea conditions are also anticipated to become very disturbed which will adversely affect marine and coastline interests. Citizens and all concerned are advised to closely follow the directions and advise of their Disaster Emergency Managers at this time.

Adopt all necessary measures to preserve life and property. The disturbance 5:00pm position: 7.5N latitude 50.4W longitude or about 1200

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