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High-Wind Advisory and Small-Craft Warning


High-Wind Advisory and Small-Craft Warning

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A strengthening western Atlantic high pressure system is expected to generate strong surface winds and above-normal north-easterly to easterly sea swells across Barbados and its coastal waters.

This activity will start to affect the area late tomorrow (Friday) and persist until next week Monday, during which time, wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61 km/h) with higher gusts and sea swells of 3.0 to 3.5 metres (10 to 13 feet), are anticipated.

Thus, a High-Wind Advisory and a Small-craft Warning will be in effect for Barbados and its coastal waters from 6:00 p.m, Friday, 28th December, 2018 until 6:00 p.m Monday 31st December, 2018. 

Residents are urged to be vigilant and secure all loose objects. Small craft operators and sea bathers should be prepared for large breaking waves and rip tides near beaches. (PR)