26th January 2018 – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has issued a firm warning for small craft and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions. Sea bathers will be further asked to stay away from these waters going into the weekend as swells are expected to increase even further as high as 15ft. A special marine advisory will be issued later today..
A high-pressure system across the area will continue to strengthen rapidly, causing a significant increase in the winds and especially the seas over the next 24 hours and beyond. In addition, these winds will transport shallow pockets of low level moisture over and around the islands at times which will maintain a moderate chance for passing showers.
Wx: Partly cloudy skies tonight with a moderate chance for some brief passing showers, becoming partly sunny in general tomorrow with more periods of passing showers developing.
Winds: NE at 22-33km/h or 12-18kts gusting to 25kts over open waters..
Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.
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