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Small Craft, High Surf advisories remain in effect

September 21st, 2022

A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for Barbados.

It has been issued for sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or 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. In this case, in the next 24 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.

Hazard Info:-

**** Hazard Info ****
As the Tropical Wave currently along 58W passes south of the island today 21st September 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 meters ( 7 to 10 ft ).

Key Messages:-

A Small craft advisory is in effect for above-normal swell heights in this area and wind speeds ranging from 20-25 knots.

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 message is valid from 6:00 am Wednesday 21st September 2022 and will be terminated at 6:00 am Thursday 22nd September 2022 or sooner if conditions warrant.

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