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Small craft advisory issued for Barbados

December 21, 2021

A small craft advisory is in effect for Barbados for above normal swell heights.

This advisory was issued as 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.

Surface winds of 20 knots across the tropical Atlantic is expected to generate moderate to rough sea swells in open water, ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 meters ( 7 to 10 ft.) along northern, north-eastern and eastern coast of Barbados.

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and nearshore of this zone, 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.

This alert message is valid from 6 am today, Wednesday 22 December 2021 and will be terminated at 6 am tomorrow, Thursday 23 December 2021, or sooner if conditions warrant.

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