Antigua and Barbuda under high wind advisory

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Met Office

A high wind advisory is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda from now until 8 am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Strong winds of up to 22 knots with gusts to near gale force – 32 knots, are imminent or occurring.

A high wind advisory means winds of 22 to 27 knots with higher gusts are imminent or occurring but are not strong enough to warrant a high wind warning.

These strong winds will be mainly evident over open waters, exposed coastal areas, high elevations an open terrains on the northern and eastern sides of the islands.

Impacts (possible/likely): Includes injuries; very hazardous seas; soil erosion; localized disruptions of businesses; disruption to outdoor and sporting activities; disruption of transportation (air and especially sea); vehicular accidents and financial losses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Wind of this strength could make some outdoor activities uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous. High winds can create dangerous fallen or blowing objects.

Residents should secure loose outdoor items, which can be blown away, and caution should be taken if
driving.

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