March 4, 20171858Views

Small craft and sea bather warnings have been issued for the British Virgin Islands due to rough sea conditions.

In its latest forecast, the Antigua Meteorological Service indicated that waves are expected to be between 6-8 feet on Saturday, 4th March 2017.

The four day outlook from Saturday to Tuesday, 7th March also predicts rough seas with waves peaking as high as 9 feet along with winds reaching as high as 22 knots over coastal waters.

Meantime, local beach safety officials have so far red flagged two beaches with the possibility of other beaches being red flagged by Monday if sea conditions continue to worsen. Once beaches have been red flagged it means sea conditions are dangerous and no swimming is allowed.

The two red flagged beaches are Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay.

The Department of Disaster Management is therefore advising the public to adhere to these warnings and adjust your activities accordingly.

The DDM will continue to monitor these conditions and provide updates.

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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.