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Met Office extends small craft advisory

December 19, 2022

A small craft advisory continues to be in effect for Barbados.

This alert 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 low-pressure system in the central Atlantic continues to generate moderate to rough swells in open waters ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 meters (7 to 10 ft). These northerly swells will continue to affect the Barbados marine area until Tuesday, December 20, 2022 however, sea swells are expected to increase again later this week. The BMS, therefore, continues to urge small craft operators and sea bathers to exercise caution.

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and near the shore of this zone, due to the imminent 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.

This alert message is valid from noon today, Monday, December 19, 2022 and will be terminated at 6:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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