A small craft and high surf advisory is in effect for Barbados.
This alert message is valid from 6 pm Sunday and will be updated at 6 pm on Tuesday or sooner
if conditions warrant.
A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots (35 to 45km/h) and/or sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) are affecting or are 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.
Hazard Info: The Atlantic High-Pressure system is expected to generate winds of 20 to 25 knots across the Atlantic which will result in a deterioration in marine conditions in the eastern Caribbean.
Moderate to rough sea swells in open water of 2.0 to 3.0 meters (7 to 8 ft) will begin to impact the marine area from tonight, with winds of 35 to 45km/h. As a result, a Small Craft and High-Surf advisory will be in effect for above-normal easterly sea swells.
Key Messages: All marine craft operators and beachgoers should note the following possibilities along the coast and near-shore due to the imminent marine threat:
-Some possible beach erosion if beaches are submerged particularly below cliffs and specifically at times of high tide.
-Moderate open water swells can cause a challenge to operations of smaller vessels at times.