A high surf advisory and small craft warning in effect for Dominica


A high pressure system moving over the northwestern Atlantic and Eastern Caribbean is expected to continue affecting the coastal waters of Dominica into late Tuesday/early Wednesday and may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

The system was expected to generate surface winds of 25 – 30 knots (47 to 56km/h), and large northerly to northeasterly swells peaking between 3.5 – 4.5 metres (12 to 15ft), which were forecast to begin affecting the Eastern Caribbean on Saturday.
As a consequence, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and a SMALL-CRAFT WARNING has been in effect for Dominica from 12:00 p.m Saturday 27th January, 2018 through to 6:00 a.m Wednesday 31st January, 2018.
Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers are also advised to stay out of the water.
A small-craft warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 knots (47 km/h) and seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area.
A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone.

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1 Comment

  1. Roger Burnett
    January 28, 2018

    Can the Met Office say why they have recently changed their easy to view satellite imagery to the difficult to view GOES-East Image Viewer?

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