The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a small craft advisory for Barbados.
The advisory which went into effect at noon and will be terminated at 6 a.m. on Thursday or sooner if conditions warrant.
The small-craft advisory is issued for sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) that are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 36 hours. A High Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is forecast to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone during the next 36 hours.
As the Tropical Wave currently along 54W passes south of the island throughout the day on Wednesday 21st September 2022, sea conditions mainly along the south and west coasts are expected to deteriorate becoming moderate to rough in open water with swells ranging from 2.0 to 3.0 meters ( 7 to 10 ft ).
A Small craft advisory is in effect for above-normal swell heights in this area.
All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the south and west coasts due to the imminent or already occurring marine threat:
- Large open water swells can be hazardous to some vessels.
- Operation of smaller vessels can be difficult at times due to large swells. (BMS)