Be careful at the beaches - rough seas bulletin now in effect

Date: 
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:45

The Met Office is above-normal sea conditions and is warning sea bathers and marine interests to be cautious.

The following is a bulletin issued by the Met Office at 12.30 pm Wednesday.

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to 3.0 metres.

These above normal marine conditions are attributed to relatively strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere, which are currently agitating the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

These strong winds are expected to continue for at least the next 4 to 5 days, during which time sea conditions will continue to be disturbed along the exposed coastlines, especially north and east coasts.

Additionally, conditions may be exacerbated during high tide.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS, SEA BATHERS AND ALL OTHER MARINE INTERESTS ARE ASKED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN ANY SEA RELATED ACTIVITIES.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring sea conditions and will issue an update at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday 28th December 2017, or earlier if the situation warrants."

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