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Met Office issues rough seas bulletin

The Met Office has issued a Hazardous Seas Alert from today to tomorrow.
 
The Yellow Alert states that large breaking waves are likely to affect mainly northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago.
 
However, minimal effects or choppy conditions may occur in sheltered areas as well.
 
The Met Office says this event is expected to be short-lived and will likely last for 24 hours.
 
It says these conditions are due to long period swells with forecast values in excess of 12 seconds.
 

Rough seas damage Marabella homes

More than 30 homes near the seafront at Bay Shore, Mara­bel­la, were rav­aged by pow­er­ful waves caused by an un­usu­al­ly rough sea last evening.

Res­i­dents who live near the seafront lost house­hold items, in­clud­ing beds, re­frig­er­a­tors and stoves af­ter the wa­ters in­vad­ed their homes.

The said just af­ter mid­day yes­ter­day an un­usu­al wave pat­tern de­vel­oped and by 4.30 pm many homes were dam­aged by high waves.

One af­fect­ed res­i­dent was pen­sion­er Man­gree Har­ry­dath, 70, and her hus­band, Az­iz Ho­sein, 72.

MY EYE: Rough seas at Crown Point

We got this video from Barry Mungal via the My Eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Barry says it shows rough seas at Crown Point. 

The video is quite eye-opening for a beach known to be very calm for most of the year, but Tobagonians and regular travelers will tell you that the seas are usually rough around Tobago's coasts around this time of the year.

In that regard, we thank Barry for sharing this video with us and we invite you too to share your concerns with us via the My eye feature in the CNC3 App.

Rough Sea Bulletin: Three-metre waves expected this weekend

The Met Office says that currently, sea conditions are moderate occasionally rough with wave heights reaching 2.5 metres and occasionally 3.0m in open waters, and near 1.0m in sheltered areas.

It says that similar conditions will continue for the next 24 to 48 hours as a result of relatively strong surface winds.

However, over the weekend, sea conditions will gradually deteriorate and become more agitated as surface winds are forecast to strengthen further.

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.

Met Office discontinues rough seas warning

The Met Office has discontinued the rough seas warning it issued last week.

It is still advising caution at the sea.

The following is a statement by the Met Office today;

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) indicate that rough seas in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago have improved.

The strong winds that were the primary cause of rough sea conditions have decreased, with a corresponding decrease in wave heights.

Met Office issues another rough seas bulletin

The Met Office says that buoy data as well as reports reaching them indicate that sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad are moderate and around northern Tobago moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to three metres.

It says 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.

It says that these strong winds are decreasing and as such sea conditions will continue to slowly improve over the next 24 hours.

Met Office discontinues rough seas warning

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service says that buoy data as well as reports reaching them indicate that agitated sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago have improved.

A statement by the Met Services says the strong winds that were the primary cause of rough sea conditions have decreased, with a corresponding decrease in wave heights.

The Met Services is discontinuing further statements with regard to this rough seas event.

Rough seas to continue for 2-3 days

The Met Office says that buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago continue to be moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to 3.5 metres.

It says these above-normal marine conditions are attributed to relatively strong surface winds which are currently agitating the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

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

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.

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