HIGH SURF ADVISORY & SMALL CRAFT WARNING FOR BARBADOS: FROM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010

Issued at 4:00 P.M Friday 26th November 2010

THE HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING for Barbados Has Been Extended until Monday, November 29th,2010

The High-Surf Advisory is in effect for large battering waves and dangerous rip-currents along all coastal waters of Barbados.

A series of fast-moving Low-pressure systems continue to generate long-period swells over the central north Atlantic.

Strong northerly and north-easterly surface winds of 20 to 25 knots continue to push these swells south and south-westwards and forecast models indicate that a further deterioration in sea-conditions is expected in the vicinity of the coastal waters of the Lesser Antilles during the course of the up-coming week-end. Thus, the High Surf Advisory has been extended until Monday 29th November 2010.

These hazardous conditions and rough seas with swells peaking at about 4.0 metres between Saturday and Sunday will maintain unsafe marine conditions. Thus, small-craft operators, sea-bathers and other users of the sea are strongly advised to stay out of the water.

The SMALL-CRAFT WARNING is in effect for above-normal sea-swells.

A small-craft Warning means that winds-speeds of 22 to 33 knots (25 to 38mph) and/or seas greater than 7ft are producing hazardous marine conditions.

This Advisory and warning will be in effect until Monday 29th November 2010.

Sonia Nurse
Director (Ag)

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