Tropical Wave causes heavy rains across the Caribbean


Models are indicating that 1-2 inches of rain is possible from a #TropicalWave, in the next 24 hours, across the #LeewardIslands (including) #AntiguaBarbuda, the most of #WindwardIslands and #Barbados.

Urgent – Marine Weather Message Small Craft Advisory Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services 11:30 AM Sunday 10 October 2021


…Small craft advisory goes into effect tonight for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands… Locations to be affected: Mainly open waters on the Atlantic or eastern sides of the islands. Timing: Tonight until tomorrow midday.


Synopsis: Fresh winds, due to a brief tightening of the pressure gradient, is forecast to cause a combination of wind waves and wind swells to rise, resulting in hazardous seas. The threat level to the life, livelihood, property and infrastructure of mariners is forecast to rise to significant, with the potential for extensive impacts.


A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and or wind waves and or wind swells of 7 feet or greater are occurring or imminent.


Winds over open waters: East-southeast at 22 to 37 km/h (12 to 20 knots; 14 to 23 mph), with strong gusts to near gale-force or around 57 km/h (31 knots; 36 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 2 to 2.5 metres (6 to 8 feet), occasionally or locally reaching 3 metres (10 feet).


Wind waves and or wind swells: 1.5 to 2 metres or 5 to 7 feet and occasionally higher. Dominant wind wave period is 6 to 9 seconds.


Potential Impacts: Loss of life at sea; injuries to mariners; damage or loss of boats and marine equipment; financial losses; disruption of fisheries and scarcity of fish products and disruption to marine transportation.


Caution: Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. Please continue to monitor these hazardous, life-threatening marine conditions. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via, and Also, stay tuned other media platforms for updates.

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