High Surf Advisory and Small Craft warning extended for SVG, 7th March 2018

Large swells propagating southwards from a deep-layered low-pressure system in the north Atlantic will continue to affect the eastern Caribbean for at least another 36 to 48 hours.

As a consequence, the HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING for St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been extended until  6:00 p.m,  Friday, 9th  March, 2018.

Large northerly to north-westerly swells of at least 3.0m (10ft) and dangerous rip-currents will continue to affect the coastal waters, particularly the north eastern, northern, north-western and western coastlines around St. Vincent and the Grenadines into Friday, 9th March, 2018, creating unsafe conditions for small-craft operators.  This activity may become even more adverse at times of high tide. Thus, sea-bathers and other users of the sea should continue to stay out of the water.

High tide times expected tonight around 11:00 pm Wednesday; 11:54 am and 11:39 pm Thursday; 12:39 pm Friday

A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) 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.

Moderate to rough seas in open water should continue today, with northerly to north-westerly swells rising up to 1.8 on west and up to 2.5m on east. Occasional large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected particularly on the north-eastern, northern, north-western and western coastlines of SVG. These northerly swells could rise overnight to near 2.0m on west and 3.0m (10ft) on the east, creating unsafe conditions. Small craft operators, sea-bathers and other users of the sea are being advised to stay out of the water, especially in the areas identified.