Trinbago Team Guide

Trinbago Need to Know

Trinidad & Tobago is a long way from Scotland, with a very different climate and culture. We’ve put together some essential information so you know what to expect and can plan ahead.

At a Glance


1.4 million

Time Zone

Atlantic Standard Time

5 hours behind the UK

Capital City

Port of Spain, on Trinidad

Daylight Hours

Sunrise: 6.00am

Sunset: 6:30pm

Official Language



Daily temperature

24 – 33 Celsius

Travel Adapters & Voltage

You will need a travel adapter to use UK electrical devices in Trinidad & Tobago. Two flat prong plug sockets are used, the same as in the USA and Canada. Please make sure you bring your own adapters as Team Scotland will not provide them for you.

In Trinidad & Tobago, the standard voltage is 115V, much lower than UK mains electricity at 230V. The frequency is also different (50Hz) to the UK (60Hz). If you use UK appliances in Trinidad and Tobago, most likely they won’t be damaged, but may not function optimally. If you don’t want to take any chances, use a voltage converter.

Some appliances never need a converter. To be sure, check the label on the plug or device. If the label states ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, cameras, mobiles, toothbrushes, etc.

Climate and Sunbathing

The climate in Trinidad & Tobago is maritime tropical and in August is expected to be warm and humid. During the Games, sunbathing is actively discouraged as this will significantly dehydrate you and limit your performance. The sun is stronger than you think so wear a hat, drink regularly and use a high factor sunscreen for UVA and UVB re-applying regularly.

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