15th April 2018 – Synopsis: A weak low-level trough is approaching the area.
Weather tonight: Partly cloudy a 30 percent or low chance of showers.
Weather tomorrow: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers.
Winds: E at 8-15 kt, 15-28 km/h.
Waves/seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres or 5 to 8 feet, occasionally reaching near 3 metres or near 10 feet.
A small craft advisory remains in effect until Monday.
Locations (to be) affected: Open waters, mainly on the windward side of the islands.
Timing: Until Monday. Impacts (possible/likely/expected): Loss of life at sea; injuries to mariners; financial losses; disruption of fisheries and scarcity of fish products and disruption to marine transportation.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and or seas of 7 feet or greater are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.
Sunrise tomorrow: 6:02 am.
Sunset tomorrow: 6:35 pm.
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