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SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

March 15, 20171488Views

A small craft advisory remains in effect as moderate to locally rough sea conditions are forecasted for the Territory today (Wednesday, 15th March).

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services explained that wave heights of 5 to 7 feet are expected with waves occasionally reaching 9 feet mainly over open waters. Small craft operators should therefore avoid venturing far from port, especially east and north of the islands.

The easterly winds will also remain high at 10 to 16 knots with frequent higher gusts and will keep the seas hazardous.

As a result, Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay remain red flagged and therefore no swimming is allowed.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is therefore advising the public to adhere to these warnings which are in place 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. Weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water on yellow flagged beaches.

Meanwhile, a weak low level trough will result in slightly unsettled weather across the area today. Partly sunny conditions are expected with a 40 percent or a moderate chance of showers, mainly before midday. Tonight conditions will become partly cloudy with a 20 percent or a slight chance of showers.

Atmospheric Pressure: Above normal.
Sunset today: 6:28 pm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 6:25 am.

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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.