A small craft advisory is in effect for Barbados for above normal swell heights.
A small craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or sea swells of 2.5 to 3 metres (8 to 10 feet) and/or reduced visibility (less than 10 km but greater than 5 km) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 hours.
A low-pressure system in the northern Atlantic will generate above-normal sea swells which will propagate southwards into the Barbados marine area. This, in conjunction with sustained 20 to 25 knots (25 to 45 km/h) surface winds produced by the Atlantic high pressure system, will maintain moderate to rough swells in open water ranging from 2 to 3 metres (7 to 10 ft) from Friday.
The BMS urges small craft operators and sea bathers to exercise caution.
This alert is valid from Friday, December 23 and will be updated on Saturday December 24, or sooner if conditions warrant. (PR/SAT)