Small craft and high surf advisories are 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 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) and/or reduced visibility (less than 10km but greater than 5km) are affecting or 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 48 hours.
A tropical wave will be affecting Barbados and its marine area from Monday into Tuesday and there will be an increase in windspeeds between 20 to 25 knots (23 to 29 mph) with occasional gusts near showers which will result in a deterioration of sea conditions.
These brisk wind speeds will generate easterly swells ranging from 2.5m to 3.0m (8 to 10ft).
This bulletin is valid from 6 a.m. Sunday and will be terminated at 6 a.m. Tuesday, or sooner if conditions warrant. (PR/SAT)