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SEAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE AS NORTH SWELLS MOVE INTO THE VI LATER THIS EVENING INTO TOMORROW

SEAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE AS NORTH SWELLS MOVE INTO THE VI LATER THIS EVENING INTO TOMORROW

March 25, 20171616Views

Small Craft and sea bathers are urged to exercise caution as seas are moderately rough however this may change to a warning as northerly swells are expected to increase later this evening into tomorrow.

As a result Red Flags are flying at Long Bay (Tortola), Capoons Bay, Trunk Bay, Rogues Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay & The Baths NPT   (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 495 5051 or 494 3904).

Yellow Flags are flying at Smugglers Cove, Cane Garden Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Josiah’s Bay & Long Bay (Beef Island).

Lifeguard on Duty at Josiah’s Bay – 9am to 4pm.
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is therefore advising the public to adhere to safety flags flying at beaches to ensure your safety.

The DDM is also reminding the public that extra caution should be exercised at beaches in general and particularly at beaches that are yellow flagged as weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water on yellow flagged beaches.

Meanwhile, the weather is expected to remain unstable with overcast skies today and tonight with a high chance of some scattered showers during that time. This is due to the presence of a frontal trough that has been lingering in the area since yesterday.

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.