October 3, 2022

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Small Craft, High Surf Advisory in effect for Barbados

September 20th, 2022

Small Craft and High Surf Advisories are in effect for Barbados.

A Small Craft Advisory is issued for sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) that are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 hours.

A High Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is forecast to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone during the next 36 hours.

As the Tropical Wave currently along 54W passes south of the island throughout the day on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, sea conditions mainly along the south and west coasts are expected to deteriorate, becoming moderate to rough in open water with swells ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 metres (7 to 10 ft).

All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the south and west coasts 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 will be terminated at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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