rough seas

Works Ministry to offer relief to those impacted by coastal erosion due to rough seas

The Ministry of Works is inviting persons who are impacted by coastal erosion due to rough seas, to contact the Ministry as soon as possible.

The Ministry issued a statement in that regard today.

"The Ministry of Works and Transport invites members of the public who may feel the impact of coastal erosion which may be exacerbated due to the recent rough seas bulletin issued by the Trinidad and
Tobago Meteorological Service, to make a report to the Coastal Protection Unit.

Met Office warns of continuing rough seas

Rough seas continue to affect exposed coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago.

A statement by the Met Office says sea conditions continue to be rough with wave heights reaching 3 to 3.5 metres in open waters and 1 metre in sheltered areas, becoming choppy at times.

The statement says that these above-normal marine conditions are attributed to persistent strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere.

It says that sea conditions especially, in open waters, are forecast to continue to be agitated for at least the next 2 days.

Rough seas continue

The Met Office is warning sea-goers and fisherfolk to be cautious at the seas as rough seas are expected to continue.

The Met Office issued the following bulletin Monday morning.

"Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced around Trinidad and Tobago continue to be rough with wave heights reaching 3.0 to 3.5 metres in open waters and 1.0 metre in sheltered areas, becoming choppy at times.

Met Office issues rough sea bulletin

Buoy data as well as reports reaching the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service indicate that sea conditions being experienced around Trinidad and Tobago are currently normal with wave heights reaching up to 2.0 metres in open waters and less than 1.0 metre in sheltered areas.

Over the weekend however, the winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere are forecast to strengthen and consequently sea conditions are expected to become more agitated.

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Models forecast the low-level winds to strengthen in the next 24 to 48 hours.

ODPM issues rough seas warning

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) is urging citizens to be vigilant and safe on the nations beaches.

The ODPM quotes a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office, saying long period swells generated by a disturbance in the Northern Atlantic Ocean are expected to affect the coastlines of both Trinidad and Tobago from early next week, possibly by Monday 17th October, 2016.

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