Forecasters at the Barbados Meteorological Services have extended their high surf advisory and small craft warning for the island until 6PM Friday.
This as large swells of at least 2.5 to 3.5 metres (eight to 11 feet) and dangerous rip-currents associated with a deep-layered low-pressure system in the north Atlantic continue to affect the eastern Caribbean.
“This activity will become even more adverse at times of high tide. Thus, sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water,” the met office said in a bulletin issued at noon today.
A small-craft warning means that seas equal to or greater than three metres (ten feet) are already affecting the marine area.
A high-surf advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.