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SMALL CRAFT WARNING IN EFFECT AND SEA BATHERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS

SMALL CRAFT WARNING IN EFFECT AND SEA BATHERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS

March 14, 20171475Views

A small craft warning is in effect as sea conditions are expected to become rough by early tomorrow. As a result of these developing conditions, sea bathers are also advised to exercise caution.

Although the seas are currently categorized as being ‘moderate to rough’ with waves of 5 to 7 feet, the Antigua Meteorological Services has indicated that waves are expected to increase to 6-8 feet by tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 March) morning.

Two beaches are currently red flagged—Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay, which means sea conditions there are dangerous and no swimming is allowed.

Extra caution should be exercised at beaches that are yellow flagged and weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.

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 public can also expect relatively stable atmospheric conditions to continue to dominate the weather, keeping rainfall activity minimal over the BVI for the next 24 hours

Expect conditions today to be partly sunny with a slight chance of a morning shower becoming partly cloudy tonight with a brief overnight shower possible.

Winds: Easterly at 10-16 knots

Atmospheric Pressure: Above normal

Sunset today: 6:28 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow: 6:26 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.