We extend our deepest gratitude to Paul Tallet, a regular visitor to Tobago, for his weekly weather forecasts. Paul is an amateur weather enthusiast who does his best to provide a simple guide to the Tobago weather outlook each week. It is therefore only fair to state the disclaimer that neither Paul, nor this website, can guarantee the accuracy of these weather reports.
Tobago lies outside the main hurricane belt, so hurricanes are not a major issue, normally. However, hurricanes further north can affect the island. So, Paul also provides regular warning and updates on impending storm conditions.
Normal weather reports will be found in the Liquid Sunshine topic of our forum. Hurricane warnings can be found in the Hurricane Season topic of the forum. The most recent updates are provided below.
Sunday, 17 March 2019, 1:10pm
WEATHER ... 17TH MARCH 2019
CHANGEABLE THIS WEEK
There was a fair amount of rain last week ... this was not trade showers, but north easterly rain streamers moving off the rainforests of South America, bringing longer periods of rain to the south east Caribbean. The dry Saharan influence is not always influential enough to prevent this weather and now there is very little dry air over Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and Barbados.
This week, a fairly deep low pressure is sandwiched between 2 areas of High pressure. One in the north Caribbean and one in the mid to east Atlantic. This will increase pressure gradients and bring gales to most of the Caribbean and particularly in the south west Caribbean where another low pressure system is lurking over Columbia.
I am not sure how far south the gales will go but the surfing sea forecasts indicate that it should stay moderate around Tobago all week.
So this week ... rain streamers off South America are likely to continue and this could bring some lengthy spells of rain to Tobago from time to time, particularly at night because this rain begins it's development over the rainforests in the afternoons before it streams north to north east.
It is not uncommon for one area to have no rain while an area a few miles away gets a good dunking. These rain streamers are quite narrow and sometimes only 50 miles wide and some islands could be under a streamer for hours or up to a day.
There should be plenty of sunshine otherwise.