Update: Hazardous seas alert discontinued
Update April 6, 2020:
A Yellow Level alert for Hazardous Seas has been discontinued.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an update on Monday discontinuing the alert, which was in effect over the weekend.
"The peak of this particular event has passed, however it is still possible for these northerly long period swells and spring tides to cause some agitation of nearshore sea conditions at the highlighted areas, especially at high tide."
The public is also advised that all non-essential sea activities are banned under current COVID-19 regulations, which are in effect until April 30, 2020.
The Meteorological Service (TTMS/Met Office) is advising that over the weekend, a combination of northerly long-period swells and spring tides will likely cause agitation to nearshore sea conditions, especially at high tide.
This is expected to occur along the northern coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago, and to a lesser extent, the western coastline of Trinidad from 5 am on Saturday to 9 pm on Sunday.
Sea bathers, fishermen and small craft operators should carefully monitor the nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.
However, it should be noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinidad and Tobago’s stay-at-home measures prohibit members of the public from visiting beaches, rivers, streams and springs. The fine is up to $50,000.
For more, visit the TTMS at www.metoffice.gov.tt or www.odpm.gov.tt.