Monday 23 September, 2019

Citizens warned: Rough seas to continue over weekend

While surface winds affecting marine conditions have begun to weaken, the Meteorological Service (Met Office) has advised that sea conditions in open waters continue to be rough.

An updated bulletin on Sunday advised that wave heights are slowly decreasing, but spring tides are in effect and sea conditions will continue to be disturbed and worsened, especially during high tide.

Buoy data indicate that sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad and Tobago continue to be moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to 2.5 metres but occasionally above three metres.

These above normal marine conditions have been attributed to relatively strong surface winds which are weakening slowly.

Small craft operators, sea bathers and all other marine interests are advised to exercise extra caution in any sea related activities.

An update to this bulletin is expected by 12 pm tomorrow, or earlier if warranted.

The Met Office continues to closely monitor this weather event.

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