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WARNING IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS….BEACH SAFETY FLAGS ISSUED

WARNING IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS….BEACH SAFETY FLAGS ISSUED

December 3, 20151995Views

Synopsis: A surface ridge of high pressure will continue to minimize shower activity.

Wx: Today: Partly sunny with a chance of few afternoon showers.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of late night or early morning showers.

Winds: Easterly at 12 to 18 knots and gusting between 24 and 28 knots..

Seas: Rough with wave heights of 1.8 to 2.4 metres or 6 to 8 feet. Warnings remain in effect for small craft operators and sea-bathers..

BEACH SAFETY FLAGS

The life guard supervisor has issued the following:

Beach Safety Flags – Thursday 3rd December 2015 – 9:30am

Red Flags are flying at Trunk Bay & Rogues Bay.

Yellow Flags are flying at Smuggler’s Cove, Long Bay (Tortola), Cappoon’s Bay, Cane Garden Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay & The Baths NPT.
Lifeguard on duty at Josiah’s Bay 9am to 4pm

For more beach safety information visit www.surflifesavingbvi.org

RED FLAG – Danger – No Swimming. (The Baths Mooring Field Closed).
YELLOW FLAG – Caution – Weak Swimmers are discouraged from entering the water.
PURPLE FLAG – Marine Life Warning i.e. Jellyfish.

 

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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.

 Beach Safety Flag warnings, are current for the day of issue and may change accordingly, if the conditions exist to the following day another warning will be issued for that day. Liability for loss of business or otherwise is not accepted by your having taken the above safety advice.