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Rough Seas Bulletin #3: Long period swells affecting nearshore and onshore areas of Trinidad and Tobago

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models continue to forecast wave heights and swells to be in excess of 2.5 metres, with long periods between successive wave crests. This will render seas particularly hazardous along exposed coasts of Trinidad and Tobago. Reports reaching the office have indicated that coastal areas of Tobago and the north eastern peninsula of Trinidad have already begun experiencing above normal sea conditions. Long period swells are anticipated to begin affecting north western and eastern coastal areas of Trinidad later this evening.


Swells are being generated by high wind speeds accompanying a frontal system which is associated with a low pressure centre presently over the central North Atlantic Ocean. Swells have been forecast to continue propagating southward over the Eastern Caribbean for the next three to four days.

These long period swells will produce large, battering waves, affecting both the nearshore and onshore areas of Trinidad and Tobago over the next 24 hours. Citizens, especially those residing along coastal areas, are asked to be on the alert for above normal sea conditions. All necessary measure 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.

 

Further updates will be issued as the situation warrants.

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