Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Improvement in long period swells in 24 to 30 hours

While long-period swells continue to affect northern coastlines of Tobago and to a lesser extent Trinidad, gradual weakening is expected over the next 24 to 30-hour period.

The Meteorological Service (Met Office) on Thursday said the effects of the swells are forecast to gradually diminish.

The general sea state, however, is moderate.

The effects of these swells are in the form of large breaking waves along nearshore areas and is more evident at high tide.

Fisher folk and citizens, particular those residing along northern coastal areas are advised to continue to be on the alert.

These individuals are reminded that all necessary measures must be taken to preserve life and property. 

Small craft operators and all other marine interests are advised to exercise extreme caution in any sea related activity.

The Met Office is closely monitoring this swell event and will issue an update on Friday.


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