9th March 2018 – The High Surf Warning issued for the British Virgin Islands has been reduced to a high surf advisory while small craft and sea bather warnings remain in place.
A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.
Rip currents are possible and residents are encouraged to not partake in swimming on northern beaches at this time.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the sandbar and near structures such as groins, jetties and piers.
All are in encouraged to exercise caution due to the hazardous marine conditions and adhere to the advisories issued to protect life and property.
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at bviddm.com and Facebook at facebook.com/bvi.ddm 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.