TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ... 9TH SEPTEMBER 2010 ... 1100 BST
This is quite surprising as Tobago is currently to the south of the ITCZ and any potential Storm development normally spins off the north side of the ITCZ.
Anyway, an area of low pressure is bringing very heavy rain and thunderstorms to a wide area of the south east Caribbean and it is very slow moving and showing some signs of development. The NHC have spotted this and give this a 20% risk of developing into a tropical Depression or Storm in the next 48 hours.
Interestingly, the Tobago Meteorological Service is forecasting sunshine and part cloudiness today.
Erm ... no ... they are totally wrong because it is monsoon conditions ... are they based in Tobago? Or are they asleep?
So, while the Tobago Weather Services go about their daily duties I can reliably warn everyone that it is raining heavily, expect thunderstorms, expect squalls, expect flooding and expect this for the next 48 hours ... and it could get worse if this system get's it's act together.
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