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25 Jul 2020 | 04:58 PM UTC

Trinidad and Tobago: Tropical Storm Gonzalo weakens as it reaches Trinidad and Tobago on July 25 /update 2

Trinidad and Tobago News Alert

Tropical Storm Gonzalo weakens as it reaches Trinidad and Tobago on July 25; heavy rain, flooding, high winds, and rough seas expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/28/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Port_of_Spain). COUNTRY/REGION Trinidad and Tobago

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Event

Tropical Storm Gonzalo has weakened as it approaches Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, July 25. However, the storm has traveled further southward than expected, and the islands will reportedly be more affected than previously forecast. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Tobago. Orange weather alerts are in place throughout Trinidad and Tobago, with the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) forecasting a 70 percent chance of heavy showers and thunderstorms for most of Saturday. As of 11:00 (local time), the storm was 90 km (55 miles) east of Trinidad, with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph (40 mph). The storm is expected to remain small and to lose power as it heads over the Caribbean.

Heavy rainfall, flooding, rough seas, and high winds remain possible in parts of the Windward Islands.

Advice

Individuals in areas forecast to be affected by the storm system are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.

 

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