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Information Bulletin : Long period swells forecast to affect Trinidad and Tobago over the weekend

 

Sea conditions being experienced around Trinidad and Tobago are currently normal with waves peaking at 2 meters. However, these conditions are expected to change over these weekend; this is attributed to swells generated by the passage of a Low Pressure System presently in the Mid Atlantic. These swells are forecast to propagate to the South eastern Caribbean by early morning on Sunday 28th April and affect the exposed north and east coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago for approximately two days.

 

Prediction models forecast wave heights and swells to be in excess of 2.5 metres, with long periods between wave crests. This will render seas rough particularly along the exposed coasts of Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago will experience the effects earlier than Trinidad. Conditions may be compounded during high tide.

 

Citizens especially those residing along coastal areas, are asked to be on the alert for above normal 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 EXTRA CAUTION IN ANY SEA RELATED ACTIVITIES. 

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