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DANGEROUS AND ROUGH SEA CONDTIONS EXPECTED TODAY

DANGEROUS AND ROUGH SEA CONDTIONS EXPECTED TODAY

December 18, 20163475Views

Synopsis: A tight or steep pressure gradient will produce fresh to strong winds along with gusts reaching near gale and high seas across the Northeastern Caribbean. Pockets of moisture being transported across the area will also heighten the chance of showers across the islands.

Wx:

Today: Partly sunny to cloudy with a high chance of scattered but brief showers.

Tonight: Cloudy with a high chance of some more scattered showers. There is also a good chance of some heavy but short-lived showers.

Winds: ENE at 15-26kts/(28-48 km/h) gusting to 32kts/(59 km/h) or near gale strength over coastal waters..

Seas: Very rough waves/swells 2.4-3.7m or 8-12ft. enlight of the rough and dangerous seas small operators should not venture far from port and sea bathers should avoid the waters, especially the waters on the Atlantic side or the eastern and northern sides of the islands..

Atmospheric Pressure: Well above normal

Sunset today:  5:47 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:44 am.

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