Small craft advisory

A small craft advisory has been issued for above normal swell heights.

A statement from Barbados Meteorological Services said this alert message is valid from Tuesday, February 15, at 6 a.m.

A small-craft advisory is issued, in this case, when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) are forecast to affect the marine area within the next 48 hours.

A high surf advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is forecast to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone during the next 36 hours.

The Atlantic high-pressure system is expected to generate strong surface winds which will result in a deterioration of sea swells across the eastern Caribbean. Moderate to rough swells ranging from 2 to 3 metres are forecast to affect the marine area from Tuesday.

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and nearshore of this zone: Large open water swells can be hazardous to some vessels; operation of smaller vessels can be difficult at times due to large swells.

This message will be updated at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 14, or sooner, if conditions warrant.

For more information, please visit: https://www.barbadosweather.org/marineBarResp.php or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)

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