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WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS

WARNINGS REMAIN IN PLACE FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS

March 16, 20171460Views

Warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers are still in effect as rough, choppy seas and gusty winds continue to affect the Territory.

The latest forecast from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services indicate that northerly swells continue to affect the area causing rough sea conditions with waves between 6 to 8 feet.

As a result, Trunk Bay and Rogues Bay remain red flagged and therefore no swimming is allowed.

Winds are blowing from the east at 12 to 18 knots and reaching up to 22 knots over coastal waters.

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 DDM is also reminding the public that extra caution should be exercised at beaches in general and particularly at beaches that are yellow flagged as weak swimmers are discouraged from entering the water on yellow flagged beaches.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy weather conditions are expected today with a chance of a few isolated showers.  Tonight partly cloudy conditions expected and a few passing showers could develop.

Atmospheric Pressure: ABOVE NORMAL.

Sunset today:  6:29 pm.

Sunrise tomorrow:  6:24 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.