WEATHER UPDATE: High-surf and small-craft warning in effect for Dominica

A strong high pressure system centered over the north- Atlantic is expected to generate surface winds of 25 to 30 knots (28 to 35 mph) and easterly sea- swells of 3.0 to 3.5 metres (10 to 13 ft) which will affect Dominica along with the other islands of the eastern Caribbean starting today Saturday and continuing for the next several days.

As a consequence, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING will be in effect for DOMINICA from 6:00 a.mtoday, Saturday 17th December through 6:00 p.m Wednesday 21st December, 2016.

Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected mainly along the north, north-east and east coasts ofDOMINICA 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 that winds-speeds of 25 to 30 knots (28 to 35mph) and/or seas greater than 3m (10ft) are forecast to affect 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, Wednesday, 21st December, 2016.

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