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Small craft and high surf advisories for Barbados

Small craft and high surf advisories for Barbados

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Small craft and high surf advisories are in effect for Barbados for above normal northerly swell heights.

A small craft advisory is issued when sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) is 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.

The low-pressure system located in the central Atlantic near 28N 53W is generating northerly swell heights which are propagating southward in Barbados marine area. Above normal northerly swells are expected to increase from Friday and persist over the weekend.

During this time, moderate to rough northerly swells in open water with ranging from 2 to m metres (7 to 10 ft) are forecast for northern and eastern coastlines. While, northerly swell heights of 1.5 to 2.5 metres (5 to 8 ft) are forecast for northwestern and western coastlines.

However, these swell heights along with their northerly component, will produce unsafe sea conditions for sea bathers and mariners, particularly along the northern and western coasts.

These advisories will be in place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., but may be changed if conditions warrant. (PR/SAT)