Rough seas bulletin in effect

Buoy data, as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS), has indicated that sea conditions being experienced in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago are moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to three metres.

The TTMS says that 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 will continue to disturb sea conditions for at least the next 2 to 3 days along the exposed coastlines, especially north and east coasts.

Individual waves. particularly along the northeast coast of Tobago. may peak in excess of 3 metres at times.

Additionally, spring tide effects may further exacerbate conditions during high tide and choppy seas may be experienced in sheltered areas.

Small craft operators, sea bathers and all other marine interests are asked to exercise caution in any sea related activities.

The TTMS says it is closely monitoring sea conditions and will issue an update at 12:00 pm tomorrow, Tuesday 30th January 2018, or earlier if the situation warrants.

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