Weather enthusiasts on social media were buzzing with excitement on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, as the Barbados Meteorological Service (BMS) analyzed what they consider to be the first Atlantic tropical wave of the year.

Whether it is determined to be one by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) or the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS), wet weather is still forecast this upcoming week.

What you need to know:
– What happened: The Barbados Meteorological Service analyzed what they consider to be the first tropical wave for 2022 in the Atlantic.
– Why does this matter: The passage of the first tropical wave or the first modulation of the Intertropical Convergence Zone across T&T triggers the start of the local Wet Season.

– What does this mean for you: Rainy and cloudy weather is already in the forecast for T&T and the Windwards this week. This early-season tropical wave is forecast to move across the region on Friday, with no major changes from the forecast weather expected from Monday through Thursday.

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Cover image credit: Trinidad & Tobago Weather Center