Large waves and dangerous rip-currents to affect the island

A Low Pressure system anchored just north of the island chain has been generating large northerly swells which are propagating southwards across the Lesser Antilles. Northerly swells of 2.0 to 3.0 meters (7 to 10 feet) is expected to affect the coastal waters around St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This activity is likely to persist into the up-coming weekend and may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

Consequently, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING will be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines from 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday 12th January through 6:00 p.m. Sunday 15th January, 2017.

Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected mainly along the west, north, and east coasts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.

A small-craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3 meters (10feet) are already affecting the marine area.

A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

This Advisory and Warning will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 15th January, 2017

The Barbados Meteorological Services and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to monitor the situation.

Issued by The Barbados Meteorological Services at 1:00 P.M Thursday 12th January, 2017

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