Night falls over the Naparimas in south Trinidad. Photo: Richard Charan

THOSE extra cold nights are not your imagination playing tricks and can be typical of the dry season which was announced Tuesday by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS).

Temperatures have been dipping to chilly levels on some nights and particularly into the early hours of the morning, with the thermometer slipping on Wednesday night to 19.7 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, the Met Service said yesterday.

“A combination of low atmospheric moisture, cloudless skies, near calm winds and a few other factors, made it possible for the temperature to drop below the average. This is the second time this month that temperatures went below the 20°C mark. The other occurrence was on the 4th of January, when a temperature of 19.5°C was recorded,” the Met Service stated on its Facebook page.

Morning lows across Trinidad have dipped near or below 20°C, with a few areas at 19°C yesterday morning as of 7 a.m.

At the TTMS base at Piarco, the temperatures was recorded at 19.7°C.

Meanwhile, parts of interior Trinidad, including Penal and Caroni, saw morning low temperatures as low as 18 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures across Tobago have remained above 20°C, the TTMS said.

“Low temperatures during this time of year are normal, as the northern hemisphere experiences winter,” it stated.