Winds are expected to become southerly on Saturday and westerly on Sunday which is a shift from the norm. The northeast swell will continue to invade the local waters resulted in hazardous seas as well as rough surf conditions through late tonight. It will begin to subside on Saturday. A dangerous northwest to north swell is then expected to impact the islands abruptly Sunday and continue through midweek next week.
Residents, Small Craft Operators, Sea Bathers and persons living in coastal communities particularly on northern shores are urged to pay attention to the advisories being issued to safe guard property and loss of life. Seas are expected to increase from 9 feet late Saturday with the possibility of increasing up 19 feet by Monday.
BEACH SAFETY INFORMATION
Beach Safety Advisory – Friday 2nd March 2018 – 9am
The Baths NPT Mooring Field: Red Flag – No Mooring at The Baths (Large Flagpole Not Operational, Small Flag Flying on The Baths Beach) – No Swimming!
(Please Note: The Baths are still accessible by land, please dock at Spanish Town and take a taxi, for further information call: National Parks Trust 346-3428).
Josiah’s Bay Beach: No Lifeguard on Duty
Whilst Visiting The Beach Please Take Away Your Garbage When You Leave!
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.
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.