High-surf advisory, small craft warning in effect for Dominica

A Low-Pressure system anchored in the north-central Atlantic has been generating large swells which are propagating southwards into the Lesser Antilles.

Northerly to north-easterly swells of 3.0 to 4.0m (10 to 13 ft.) will start to affect the coastal waters around Dominica, particularly on the west, north and eastern side of the island tonight.

This activity is expected to persist for the remainder of the week and may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

As a consequence, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING will be in effect for Dominica from 12:00 noon on Tuesday 7th March through 6:00 p.m. Saturday 11th March, 2017.

Large waves and dangerous rip currents can be expected mainly along the west, north, and east coasts of Dominica, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators.

Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.

A small-craft warning means in this case that wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or 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.

This Advisory and Warning will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 11th March, 2017.

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8 Comments

  1. Reasoning
    March 9, 2017

    The more we have evil perpetuated by those who are supposed to lead and the people,it’s the more the HIGHEST POWER and the SPIRIT WORLD through nature brings devastation upon the land!!!

  2. sammyd
    March 8, 2017

    what does politics have to do with the weather you sound like one of those who eat sleep and sh politics get a life!

    • only time will tell
      March 9, 2017

      sammyd someone can only ask that when they don’t seat and see whats going on in dominica maybe one day you will understand

  3. concern citizen
    March 8, 2017

    Dear Only Time will tell,
    U hit the nail on the head, all of us Dominicans should give that kind of comment

  4. only time will tell
    March 8, 2017

    To me this weather news is nothing we in Dominican have been there with bad weather our BIG PROBLEM now is not weather its that D.L.P GOVERNMENT what these people has done to our sweet DOMINICA not one storm has done that to us so pray that we the PEOPLE take the wheel of our blessed LAND called COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA . I know some of you that supports him and love him wont like what I just say but again only time will tell .in Dominica we have a new National Anthem it gos like this IS SO IT IS WE !

    • March 8, 2017

      This has nothing to do with government you stupid. stop acting dumb. its just climate change!!1 and only god can change that… just like its only god who can change our government’s leader!!!!!! btw im a floating voter if u know what i mean…..smh!!!!!

    • Exdaass
      March 8, 2017

      My God your grammar is so perfect!!!!

    • %
      March 8, 2017

      I CONCUR!!
      DLP is worse than any bad weather condition.
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!
      SKERRIT MUST GO!

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