Small-craft advisory, high-surf advisory in effect
The Met Office said today a small-craft advisory and high-surf advisory remain in effect. This alert message is valid until 6 p.m. today.
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) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 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.
“Strong surface winds associated with the Atlantic high-pressure system will maintain rough sea conditions across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Residents and visitors should expect rough swells ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 ft) mainly in the northern, eastern and south-eastern marine and coastal areas.”
The advisory said beachgoers should exercise extreme caution during the advisory period as sea conditions could be life-threatening. All marine craft operators should note that large, open water swells may be hazardous to some vessels and operation of smaller vessels may be difficult at times. These swells can pose a further threat along coastlines where wave action may result in beach erosion and some spillover onto low-lying coastal roads.
For more information, please visit: https://www.barbadosweather.org/marineBarResp.php or the social media pages of Barbados Meteorological Services. (PR)