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BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CREATE ROUGH SEAS

BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CREATE ROUGH SEAS

November 30, 2018118Views

30th November 2018 – The National Weather Service has indicated that low level clouds accompanying a weak easterly trough will continue to exit the region during the evening hours leaving partly cloudy to mostly clear skies over land areas. Occasional passing showers may continue to affect the coastal waters and some may reach the north and east coastal sections of a few of the islands from time to time.

Across the regional waters, a northwest swell and increasing trade winds will help create seas between 6 to 8 feet across the Atlantic waters and passages. A small craft advisory is in effect for the offshore Atlantic waters through Saturday afternoon. Moderate to fresh east to northeast trades will continue through the weekend. A high risk of rip currents is expected through Sunday.

Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution while swimming especially on northern shore beaches. Pay attention to beach safety flags before entering waters.

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Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.