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WARNINGS IN EFFECT DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEAS

WARNINGS IN EFFECT DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEAS

January 8, 20181230Views

8th January 2018 – Synopsis: The ridge of high pressure over the Central Atlantic will strengthen slightly during the next 24hrs and will cause a fresh breeze to blow over the islands and their coastal waters resulting in occasional brief showers as well as rough seas mainly on the Atlantic side of the islands. Marine warnings remain in effect for hazardous seas.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with periods of increased cloudiness and a moderate chance of brief showers

Tomorrow: Partly sunny with periods of increased cloudiness accompanied by brief showers

Winds: East to east-northeast at average speeds between 22-30km/h or 12-16knots with higher spells over coastal waters and elevated terrain and gusting higher in showers.

Seas: Very rough with heights between 2.4-3.1m or 8-10ft. Warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers remain in effect for small craft operators and sea bathers against hazardous sea conditions.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:52 am.

Sunset tomorrow:  5:58 pm.

Please continue to monitor local media stations, DDM’s website at   bviddm.com) and Facebook at BVIDDM for regular updates.

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.