Met Office warns of dangerous sea conditions
The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a weather bulletin in relation to the possible deterioration of sea conditions.
Marine model data over the past few days have been consistent in forecasting a deterioration of sea conditions from late Thursday January 9, 2020 and into the following week. A strong high pressure system centered over the central North Atlantic is forecast to generate easterly to east north-easterly surface winds of 20 – 25 knots (37 to 46 km/h), and easterly to east north-easterly swells peaking near 3.5m (11ft).
If this current trend continues, a high-surf advisory and small-craft warning will be issued for Barbados later today, Wednesday 8, January, 2020.
Large waves and dangerous rip-currents during this time could create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, particularly on the eastern, northern-eastern and south-eastern coastlines of Barbados. These conditions could become even more adverse at times of high tide.
All residents should pay special attention for any updates from the Barbados Meteorological Services.