A HIGH SURF ADVISORY AND SMALL CRAFT WARNING ARE IN EFFECT FOR DOMINICA

Issued at 6 pm Friday, January 26, 2018

 

Analysis is indicating that a high pressure system moving over the northwestern Atlantic, will generate surface winds of 25 – 30 knots (47 to 56km/h), and large northerly to northeasterly swells peaking between 3.5 – 4.5 metres (12 to 15ft), which are forecast to begin affecting the Eastern Caribbean  tomorrow, Saturday 27th January, 2018.

These conditions are expected to begin affecting the coastal waters of Dominica from Saturday afternoon. This activity is expected to persist into late Tuesday/early Wednesday and may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

 As a consequence, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and a SMALL-CRAFT WARNING will be in effect for Dominica from 12:00 p.m Saturday 27th January, 2018 through to 6:00 a.m Wednesday 31st January, 2018.

 Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers are also advised to stay out of the water.

 A small-craft warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 knots (47 km/h) and seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area. A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.