High Surf Advisory Issued By The MET Office

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Marine Weather Bulletin | High Surf Advisory

Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services

A High Surf Advisory is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis.

A High Surf Warning might be required for Antigua and Barbuda by Saturday.

A High Surf Advisory means that surfs of 2.1 to 3.1 meters or 7 to 10 feet are affecting some coastlines in the advisory areas, producing hazardous conditions.

Locations that are affected: Reefs and exposed northern and eastern coastlines with relatively shallow, gently to moderately sloping, near-shore areas.

Timing: Until Wednesday next week for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis.

Synopsis: Moderate long-period swells are reaching the area and affecting mainly northern and north-facing coastlines.

These swells could cause life-threatening surfs and rip currents for affected coastlines.

Swells: Northerly swells of 1.5 to 2.1 meters or 5 to 7 feet are producing surfs over 2.1 meters or 7 feet. These conditions are conducive for dangerous rip currents.

Potential Impacts: Loss of life, strong currents that can carry even the strongest swimmers out to sea; injuries to beachgoers; beach erosion; sea water splashing onto low-lying coastal roads; beach closures; localized disruptions to marine recreation and businesses, and disruptions to potable water from desalination.

 

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