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Small craft advisory in effect

November 20, 2022
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A small craft advisory is currently in effect for Barbados. 

The advisory issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services is valid Sunday, November 20, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 hours. 

High wind speeds across the central Atlantic are expected to cause a deterioration in sea conditions, particularly across the eastern coast of Barbados from Monday, November, 21 until Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

Swell heights are expected to be moderate to rough in open water with swells ranging from 2.0m to 3.0m (7 to 10 ft). 

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and near 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. 
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