Agro-Meteorological Forecast for the Second Dekad (11th - 20th) of January, 2022



ISSUED AT: 07:16 PM

Date: Monday 10th of January 2022

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Summary:

Summary of Expected Weather: Relatively wet days are expected on fourteen of the fifteen days. Relatively wet days (rainfall amounts less than 10.0 mm), are expected on the 12th to 25th of January, with higher amounts likely in northeastern, southeastern parts of Trinidad and southwestern Tobago. However, one relatively dry day with rainfall amounts less than 1.0 mm is expected on the 11th of January 2022. Trinidad: Patchy cloudy to partly cloudy skies are expected on the 12th to 25th of January, which will likely bring light to occasionally moderate rainfall across Trinidad. The daily rainfall totals are forecast to range between 1.0 mm and 8.0 mm with greater amounts occurring over northeastern and southeastern Trinidad, with fifteen-day rainfall totals ranging between 20.0 mm and 40.0 mm. The heaviest and most long-lasting rains are expected over farmlands in the northeastern areas of Sangre Grande, Fishing Pond, Plum Mitan; southeastern areas of Mayaro, Guayaguayare and Moruga. However, one relatively dry day with rainfall amounts of less than 1.0 mm is expected on the 11th  of January 2022. Tobago: Similar to Trinidad, Tobago will experience patchy cloudy to partly cloudy skies from the 12th to 25th of January 2022, which will likely bring light occasional moderate rainfall across farmlands mostly across southwestern parts of Tobago.  The daily rainfall totals are forecast to be less than 8.0 mm across different farmlands, with fifteen-day rainfall totals ranging between 15.0 mm and 20.0 mm. However, one relatively dry day with rainfall amounts of less than 1.0 mm is expected on January 11, 2022. Temperatures & Winds: The maximum temperatures are expected to remain warm, with temperatures ranging between 31.0oC to 31.5oC throughout the period. However, temperatures are expected to have a real-feel or feels-like between 34.0oC to 40.0oC on most days. The minimum temperatures will range between 20.0oC to 22.0oC during most nights/early mornings, dropping lower in rural areas and valleys. There is a high probability (80%) chance of thick mist or fog in patches in valleys, low-lying spaces, crop fields, pastures and savannahs. Moderate northeasterly and weak easterly winds of an average speed ranging between 15 km/h and 30 km/h are expected, with gusts ranging between 40 km/h and 50 km/h at times.  Low rainfall totals, mostly average wind speeds, warm days and low feels-like temperatures will sustain average evapo-transpiration rates in crops ranging between 4.0 and 8.0 millimeters per day. Moisture levels: Over the fifteen-day period across Trinidad and Tobago, moisture levels are expected to be moderate to low, with average daytime relative humidity values in the mid-50s to mid-80s, in terms of percentage.