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High surf and small craft advisory issued for Barbados


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High surf and small craft advisory issued for Barbados

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An area of low pressure over the north Atlantic has prompted the Barbados Meteorological Services to place Barbados under a high surf and small craft advisory.

The advisory was issued at 4:30 p.m. today, and says that large northerly to north-northeasterly sea-swells have already begun to affect Barbados’ coastal waters.

Sea swells of at least 2.0 to 3.0 meters (seven to 10 feet) can be expected, and these conditions are forecast to further deteriorate by late tomorrow into early Thursday, and continue into the weekend.

Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, particularly on the eastern, northern and north-western coastlines of Barbados. Conditions can become more adverse at high tide.

Seabathers are also advised to stay out of the water during this time. 

The advisory will remain in place until 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. (PR)

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