Saturday 19 October, 2019

UPDATE: Rough seas warning continues

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is continuing a rough seas alert for Trinidad and Tobago. 

In an update posted Thursday the Met Office said bouy data as well as reports reaching the Met Office indicate that sea conditions around Trinidad and Tobago are currently moderate to rough with wave heights reaching as high as three metres in open waters and near one metre but choppy in sheltered areas. 

The Met Office said winds in lower levels of the atmosphere have strengthened and wave heights have increased. 

General wave eights along the exposed coastlines, especially the north and east coasts, are forecast to maintain near three metres for the next two days. 

Individual waves may peak in excess of three metres at times. 

Additionally, in sheltered areas, conditions may be exacerbated during high tide due to the combined effects of spring tide. 

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

 The Met Office said it will issue an update by Friday or earlier if the situation warrants. 

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