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TT MET Office Issues Rough Seas Bulletin #2 - Thursday 22nd February, 2018

 
Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2018
Issued at: 10:00 a.m.
ROUGH SEAS BULLETIN NUMBER 2
 
NORTHERLY SWELLS REACHING COASTLINES TODAY
 
Sea conditions are expected to deteriorate this afternoon as northerly swells are forecast to reach coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago from midday today, Thursday 22nd February, 2018. This northerly swell event is likely to affect coastlines for at least 48 hours.
 
These northerly swells are forecast to reach 3.0m in open waters and above 1.5m in sheltered areas. Individual wave heights however, may reach in excess of 3.0m at times. As these 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 worsen during high tide especially along sheltered areas and northern coastlines.
 
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 EXTREME 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, Friday 23rd February 2018, or earlier if the situation warrants.
 
Saide Shakeer
Meteorologist III

 

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