The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a high-surf advisory and a small craft warning that will take effect at 6 p.m., and remain in place until Wednesday, February 14.
The forecasters explained that brisk surface winds and large northeasterly sea swells associated with a strong high pressure system centred over the northeastern Atlantic have been affecting Barbados and the other islands of the eastern Caribbean over the past few days.
The conditions are expected to persist into the middle of next week, peaking between Saturday and Sunday. Surface winds are likely to be between 37 to 55 kilometres-per-hour and sea swells could measure between 12 – 15 feet.
The Met Office warned that large waves and dangerous rip currents will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, and these conditions may become even more adverse at high tide. Sea bathers are advised to stay out of the water.