Met Office extends High Surf Advisory

A vehicle drives past breaking waves in the Pottersville area

Large swells propagating southwards from a deep-layered low-pressure system in the North Atlantic will continue to affect the eastern Caribbean for at least another 36 hours.

As a consequence, the HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING for Dominica have been extended until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 8th March, 2018.

Large northerly to north-westerly swells of at least 3.0 to 3.5m (10 to 12 ft) and dangerous rip-currents will continue to affect the coastal waters, particularly the northern and western coastlines around Dominica into Thursday, 8th March, 2018, creating unsafe conditions for small-craft operators.

This activity will become even more adverse at times of high tide.

Thus, sea-bathers are advised to stay out of the water.

A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) are already 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. jack
    March 7, 2018

    Good Day Dominica, the only thing I can suggest in my opinion this is the best time to tackle the international airport. We are seeing the way rivers are taking over we should not wait for us to be without an airport to act. Make this new development of Dominica include an airport.

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