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Message c1666932-bc03-4b21-9944-3db4aaab4bbe from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 02:34:48 on 2021-03-27
Status / Scope / Type Actual / Public / Alert
Small craft warning in effect for both Antigua and Barbuda until Thursday
Synopsis: Fresh winds are causing hazardous seas. The threat level to the life, livelihood, property and infrastructure of mariners is moderate, and there is the potential for significant impacts. The threat level is expected to rise to high by Sunday with the potential for extensive impacts. A small craft advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots and or wind waves and or wind swells of 7 feet or greater are occurring or imminent. Winds over open waters: East-northeast at 23 to 35 km/h (14 to 22 knots; 16 to 25 mph), with strong gusts to around 62 km/h (34 knots; 39 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 2 to over 2.5 metres (6 to 9 feet), occasionally or locally reaching over 3.5 metres (11 feet). Wind waves and or wind swells: 1.5 to 2.5 metres or 5 to 8 feet. Dominant wind wave period is 6 to 9 seconds. Potential Impacts: Loss of life at sea; injuries to mariners; damage or loss of boats and marine equipment; financial losses; disruption of fisheries and scarcity of fish products and disruption to marine transportation.
Caution: Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. Please continue to monitor these hazardous, life-threatening marine conditions. Stay tuned to updates coming out of the Met Office via antiguamet.com and facebook.com/abmetservice
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
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