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VERY ROUGH SEAS AND UNSETTLED WEATHER AFFECTING THE TERRITORY

VERY ROUGH SEAS AND UNSETTLED WEATHER AFFECTING THE TERRITORY

March 7, 20171649Views

The presence of a frontal trough coupled with fresh to strong trade winds will result in very rough seas as well as unsettled weather conditions across the Territory today and tonight.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has indicated that swells are expected to be between 8 to 11 feet.  As a result, stern warnings remain in place for small craft operators and sea bathers against dangerous sea conditions.

Due to the sea conditions, several beaches have been red flagged which means no swimming is allowed.

Red Flags are flying at Smugglers Cove, Long Bay (Tortola), Cappoons Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Trunk Bay, Rogues Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay & The Baths.

Yellow Flags are flying at Cane Garden Bay & Long Bay, Beef Island.  The presence of a yellow flag means persons should be cautious and weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.

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

Meantime, partly cloudy skies are predicted for today and tonight with conditions becoming increasingly cloudy at times with periods of scattered showers developing.   Some showers could be locally heavy at times.

Winds are blowing from the North East at 16 to 25 knots, gusting to 32knots during showers and over open waters.

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.