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Met office issues high-surf advisory, small-craft warning


A high-surf advisory and small-craft warning are in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and will continue until 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

A release from the SVG Meterological Services said a deep-layered Low Pressure System in the northern Atlantic is propagating large swells southwards to the eastern Caribbean.

These swells started affecting the coastal waters, particularly the northern, north-western and western coastlines around SVG overnight Sunday into early Monday.

“This activity is expected to persist into late Wednesday and will become more adverse at times of high tide.”

High tides on Tuesday are at 10:09 a.m. and 10:20 p.m; and at 11:04 a.m. and 11:04 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected mainly along the western, northern and north-east coasts of St Vincent and the Grenadines which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water,” during the period of the high surf advisory and small craft warning, the release said.

The small craft warning means that seas up to 3.0m (10ft) are expected to affect our marine area. The 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 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.