Urgent – Marine Weather Message Small Craft Warning Antigua and Barbuda
Meteorological Services 8:15 PM Monday 09 August 2021 …Small craft warning in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis… Locations to be affected: Especially open Atlantic waters. Timing: Until 12 midday Tuesday.
Synopsis: Fresh to strong gusty winds, associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, are expected to cause hazardous seas.
The threat level to the life, livelihood, property and infrastructure of mariners is high, and there is the potential for extensive impacts.
A small craft warning means that wind speeds of 41 km/h or higher (22 knots or higher) and or wind waves and or wind swells of 9 feet or greater are occurring or expected.
Winds over open waters: East-northeast tonight and east-southeast tomorrow at 30 to 44 km/h (16 to 24 knots; 18 to 28 mph), with strong gusts to storm-force – 69 km/h (37 knots; 43 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 2 to 2.7 metres (6 to 9 feet), occasionally or locally reaching 3.5 metres (12 feet).
Wind waves and or wind swells: 2 to 2.7 metres or 2 to 9 feet and occasionally higher. Dominant wind wave period is 6 to 8 seconds.
Potential impacts: Loss of life; injuries; damage or loss of boats and fishing equipment; sea search and rescue disruptions; cancellations to sea transportation; scarcity of sea food; cancellation to marine recreation and businesses and economic losses.
Caution: Small craft operators should stay in or near port. Please continue to monitor these hazardous, life-threatening marine conditions.
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