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Message ef20c1ec-65a4-420e-8c66-86c5c9751b8c from ABMS_Met_Office sent at 22:26:04 on 2020-07-30
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Urgent Marine Weather Message - Small Craft Advisory is in Effect Until Tomorrow
Seas are on the decline after the passage of Tropical Storm Isaias. The threat levels, at sea, will be high for the British Virgin Islands and moderate for the rest of the area, resulting in extensive to significant impacts to the life and property of mariners. Winds: East at 19 to 33 km/h (10 to 18 knots; 12 to 21 mph), with to 52 km/h (28 knots; 32 mph). Seas (significant wave heights): 1.5 to 2.5 metres (5 to 8 feet), occasionally or locally reaching over 3 metres (10 feet). Dominant wind wave period is 6 to 9 seconds. Impacts (possible/likely/expected): Loss of life at sea; injuries to mariners; financial losses; disruption of fisheries and scarcity of fish products and disruption to marine transportation. 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 expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small crafts.
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
ABMS Met Office at 462-3017, if confirmation of this message is needed.
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