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Marine craft operators and beachgoers warned

June 28th, 2022

The Barbados Meteorological Services issues a warning to all marine craft operators and beachgoers.

That full statement follows:

This alert message is valid from 11am Tuesday 28th June, 2022 and will be updated at 6pm Tuesday, 28th June, 2022.

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.

**** Hazard Info ****

Significant swell height magnitudes: Moderate to rough in open water with swells ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 meters ( 8 to 10 ft ) are expected particularly along eastern coastlines. Swells are expected to further deteriorate tonight and into tomorrow morning, peaking at 3.5m.

Key Messages:

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and near shore, due to the imminent or already occurring marine threat: Large open water swells can be hazardous to some vessels. Operation of smaller vessels can be difficult at times due to large swells. Some beach erosion is inevitable, especially along eastern coastlines.

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