Saturday 29 February, 2020

Update: Hazardous Seas warning extended to Wednesday

Update January 21, 2020, 3.53 pm:

A Hazardous Seas - Yellow Alert which was issued Sunday night has been extended to Wednesday, according to an update from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service. 

The alert has since been extended to Wednesday at 10.00 am. 

The Met Office said Tuesday that there are confirmed reports that sea conditions continue to be agitated around Tobago and to the North and East of Trinidad.

"While the low level winds have reduced in intensity, waves are still likely to reach heights between 2.5 m and 3.5 m in open waters. Long-period northerly swells are also forecast to continue affecting nearshore activity around Tobago and Northern Trinidad," the Met Office said. 

Video footage shared on Monday showed waves in Tobago swamping fishing boats at Mount Irvine beach.

 

The public is advised to monitor sea conditions and exercise caution in coastal and offshore waters.

The public is also urged to avoid entering the sea if unnecessary and to be on the alert for large waves and dangerous currents.

All seagoers should follow the instructions of lifeguards.

For updates follow the Met Office via its social media channels or via https://www.metoffice.gov.tt/early_warning 

 

Original story:

Watch out for waves up to 11 feet in open waters, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said in its latest Hazardous Seas alert. 

The Met Office issued a Hazardous Seas - Yellow Level alert on Saturday night, with the alert taking effect from 8.00 pm Sunday until 3.00 pm Tuesday

The Met Office said strong low-level winds are expected to agitate sea conditions, mainly around Tobago and to the North and East of Trinidad.

Waves are likely to reach heights between 2.5 and 3.5 metres (over 10 feet) in open waters.

The Met Office said long-period northerly swells are also forecast to affect nearshore activity around Tobago and Northern Trinidad.

The public is advised to avoid going into the sea if possible and to monitor sea conditions.

Those with marine interests are asked to exercise caution in coastal and offshore waters.

The public is warned to be on the alert for large waves and dangerous currents and follow the instructions of lifeguards.

More as this story is updated. 

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