High Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning in effect for SVG
December 22, 2011
High Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning in effect for SVG

A High Surf Advisory and the Small-Craft Warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

On Wednesday, December 21, the National Emergency Management Organization said the Meteorological and Aeronautical Information Service Office has advised that strong surface winds of twenty to twenty-five knots (20 to 25kt) are generating large northerly swells over the tropical Atlantic. Some of these swells will move into the coastal waters of the north, east and west coasts of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, creating moderate to large breaking waves which are forecast to peak near 4m (13ft) during the next 24 to 48 hours. These adverse conditions are expected to persist into the up-coming week-end.

High-Surf Advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m Saturday, December 24, 2011.

This will complement the Small-Craft Warning which is already in effect.

A High-Surf Advisory – seas will generate large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents.

A Small-craft Warning – seas greater than 3m (9ft) and/or wind-speeds greater than 25 knots (47 kmh or 30 mph) are producing hazardous marine conditions and small-craft operators should avoid navigating in these hazardous conditions.

Beach-goers, surfers and swimmers are urged to stay away from these exposed beaches/ stay out of the water until these hazardous surf conditions subside. More hazardous conditions are likely at the time of high tide.