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TT MET Office Issues Rough Seas Bulletin #1 - Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

Date: Wednesday, 21st February, 2018
Issued at: 3:45 p.m.
 
ROUGH SEAS BULLETIN NUMBER 1
 
NORTHERLY SWELLS TO AFFECT COASTLINES IN 18 TO 24 HOURS
 
Northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago in 18 to 24 hours. As a result, sea conditions are expected to gradually deteriorate in 18 to 24 hours. These swells are forecast to start affecting coastlines from tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 22nd February, 2018).
 
These northerly swells are forecast to reach up to 3.0m in open waters and above 1.5m in sheltered areas. Individual wave heights may reach in excess of 3.0m. As northerly swells approach shallow waters, the wave heights can increase sharply and as a result, may lead to battering waves especially along the coastlines. Conditions will be exacerbated during high tide.
Fisher folk and citizens, in particular those residing along coastal areas, are asked to be on the alert for these forecast sea conditions. All necessary measures MUST be taken to preserve life and property.
 
SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS, SEA BATHERS AND ALL OTHER MARINE INTERESTS ARE ASKED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN ANY SEA RELATED ACTIVITIES.
 
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring sea conditions and will issue an update at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday 22nd February 2018, or earlier if the situation warrants.
 
Saide Shakeer
Meteorologist III

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