Met officials say Barbados and its Eastern Caribbean neighbours are likely to begin feeling the effects of a strong high pressure system on Saturday.
The system, which is centered over the north-Atlantic, is expected to impact the region for the next several days with surface winds of 25 to 30 knots (28 to 35 mph) and easterly sea-wells of 3.0 to 3.5 metres (10 to 13 ft).
As a consequence, a high surf advisory and a small craft warning will be in effect for Barbados from 6 p.m. Saturday through to 6 p.m. Wednesday, a release from the Barbados Meteorological Services today said.
It also warned that large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected mainly along the north, north-east and east coasts of Barbados, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators.
Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water, the local Met office said.