Agro-Meteorological Forecast for the Second Dekad (11th - 20th) of June, 2021



ISSUED AT: 01:46 PM

Date: Thursday 10th of June 2021

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Summary:

Sufficient rainfall amounts are expected on seven of the fifteen days. Mix weather is expected for the 15-day period 11th to 25th of June 2021. Wet days with rainfall amounts 8.0 mm or greater are expected mainly on the 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd; particularly in north-eastern, eastern, south-eastern and southern parts of Trinidad and along south-western areas of Tobago. However, relatively wet days with rainfall amounts of 5.0 mm or less are expected mainly on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 24th and 25th. Trinidad: Partly cloudy to cloudy spells are expected on days 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd will likely bring light to occasionally moderate/heavy rainfall across farmlands in the north-eastern, eastern, south-eastern and southern areas of Trinidad. Daily rainfall totals are forecasted to be between 1.0 mm and 30.0 mm across different farmlands, with fifteen-day rainfall totals ranging between 60.0 mm and 125.0 mm. The heaviest and most long-lasting rains are expected over farmlands in the northeast areas of Sangre Grande, Fishing Pond, Plum Mitan and Vega De Oropouche; eastern areas of Biche and near Mayaro and Moruga in the southeast/south. Otherwise, on days 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 24th and 25th expect partly cloudy conditions with a shower or two. Tobago: Similar weather pattern to Trinidad, Tobago will experience few wet days and mostly relatively wet days over the 15-day period. Farmers should expect seven days of light to moderate/heavy rainfall amounts particularly on the 14th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. The daily rainfall totals are forecasted to be between 1.0 mm and 20.0 mm across different farmlands. The fifteen-day rainfall totals ranging between 40.0 mm and 60.0 mm mostly across the island. However, on days 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th expect partly cloudy conditions with a shower or two. Temperatures & Winds: Maximum temperatures are expected to remain warm (29.0oC) to very warm (32.0oC) throughout most of the period but can reach (33.0oC) on the 11th and 13th of June. However, temperatures are expected to have a real-feel or feels-like between 32.0oC to 42.0oC on most days. Moderate north-easterly to weak southeasterly winds of an average speed of 20 km/h are expected, with gust ranging between 24km/h to 40 km/h at times. Moderate to high rainfall totals, moderate winds, warm to very warm days and sensible feels-like temperatures will sustain average evapo-transpiration rates in crops ranging between 1.0 to 9.0 millimeters per day. Crop irrigation should be done when necessary, particularly on hot dry days. Livestock should be provided with fresh cool water particularly on hot dry days to rehydrate. Moisture levels: Over the fifteen-day period across Trinidad and Tobago moisture levels are expected to be moderate to high, with average daytime relative humidity values in the low 50s to high 60s, in terms of percentage. While during possible rainy days of 14th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd average daytime relative humidity values will be in the high 60s to high 80s, in terms of percentage.