Friday 10 July, 2020

Updated: Hazardous Seas Alert discontinued

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

Update March 11, 2020 @ 4 pm: The Met Office has discontinued its Hazardous Seas Alert. 

In a brief update on Wednesday, the Met Office said official reports indicate that sea conditions have improved.

Conditions are currently calm in sheltered areas and waves moderate (two metres) in open waters. 

As a result, the Met Office has discontinued its Hazardous Seas Alert.  

Original article:

The public is being warned to exercise extreme caution if heading to the beach or carrying out marine activities from Tuesday, due to a Yellow Level Hazardous Seas Alert.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said the alert is being issued for the nearshore areas of northern and sheltered coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago from Tuesday March 10 at 10.00 am to Wednesday March 11 at 3.00 pm.

The Met Office said a combination of long period swells and spring tides will likely cause agitation of sea conditions, especially near northern and sheltered nearshore areas.

As a result, sea bathers, fishermen, and small craft operators should carefully monitor nearshore coastal sea conditions and exercise caution along affected areas.

Follow the instructions of lifeguards.

The public is advised to monitor updates from the Met Office via their social media channels.

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