Sunday 29 November, 2020

Barbados Weather Report: Small craft and high-surf advisory

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The Barbados Met Services have issued a Small Craft and High Surf Advisory for Northern, Eastern, and Southern Coastal and Marine Areas of the island. 
 

The central Atlantic high-pressure system is expected to generate moderate to brisk surface winds of 20 to 25 knots (37 to 47 km/h) over the marine area in the coming days. 
 

This will result in a deterioration in sea conditions primarily on the north, east, and southern coastal and marine areas.

A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or sea swells of 2.5 – 3.0 meters (8 – 10 feet) and/or reduced visibility (less than 10 km but greater than 5 km) 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.
 

Swells in open water are expected to be moderate to rough in open water during this period, peaking near 3.5 meters ( 11 ft ) on Friday.
 

Due to the imminent marine threat, all marine craft operators should note that large open water swells could be hazardous to some vessels, and operations of smaller vessels could be difficult at times due to large swells. 
 

Beachgoers should ensure a lifeguard is or will be on duty and stay within a safe distance of the shoreline and lifeguard station.
 

This advisory may be upgraded to a small craft warning if conditions warrant.

 

FORECAST
 

Today
 

Synopsis: A mid to upper-level trough and a tropical wave is affecting the island.
 

Forecast: Mostly cloudy with breaks of sunshine with the occasional intermittent, scattered heavy showers and a chance of scattered thunderstorms.

 

Tonight
 

Synopsis: A mid to upper-level trough and shearline will be affecting the island.
 

Forecast: Mostly cloudy to overcast with frequent intermittent widely scattered heavy to violent showers, periods of rain, and a slight chance of scattered thunderstorms.

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