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SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE BVI

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE BVI

Small craft advisory is in effect for the British Virgin Islands until Sunday 6th January 2019.

Hazardous seas, due to fresh winds, are expected to be a threat to life and property of mariners.

Winds: East at 22 to 37 km/h or 12 to 20 knots with strong gusts reaching around 52 km/h or 28 knots.

Waves/seas: 1.5 to 2 metres or 5 to 7 feet, occasionally exceeding 2.5 metres or reaching near 9 feet.

Locations (to be) affected: Open waters, mainly on the windward side of the islands.

Impacts (possible/likely/expected): Loss of life at sea; injuries to mariners; financial losses; disruption of fisheries and scarcity of fish products and disruption to marine transportation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and or seas (mainly wind waves) of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

Please continue to monitor.

Forecaster: Dale Destin