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Small craft advisory in effect

Small craft advisory in effect

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A small craft advisory is in effect for Barbados from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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 10 km but greater than 5 km) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 hours.

Swells will be moderate to rough in open water, ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 meters (8 to 10ft), particularly along eastern coastlines. They are expected to further deteriorate tonight and into tomorrow morning, peaking at 3.5 metres.

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note that large open water swells can be hazardous to some vessels, especially smaller ones and some beach erosion is inevitable. (PR/SAT)