Small Craft Advisory downgrades in Caribbean Nations

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The Small Craft Advisory (SCA) for the east to northwest coastal sections and open seas is now stable per the forecast. The Caribbean Sea and Local Region may experience scattered patches of low-level clouds moving in with the airflow, which will induce some cloudy periods with a few passing to brief showers. 

Marine Conditions: It has been forecasted that the seas will remain smooth in place on the protected sites. Slight to moderate seas is in place on the south sites. East to north-west coastal sections will witness moderate to locally quite rough seas, ranging from 6 to 7 ft. 

Notably, Barbados remained under the alert of small craft advisory for approx. Two weeks. Fortunately, the condition is under control now and the marine reaches its normal level. 

General Swell Information: According to Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS), the marine may remain moderate in open water with swells ranging from 1.5 to 2.0 meters, equal to 5 to 7 ft.

Weather update: Barbados

The people of Barbados may experience cloudy weather with a few scattered lights to moderate showers at first, during afternoon, the weather will become a mix of sunshine and clouds with a few isolated showers. 

As per the synopsis, the surface-to-low-level instability is affecting the island. 

Marine conditions in Barbados. (Credits: Barbados Meteorological Services, Facebook)
Marine conditions in Barbados. (Credits: Barbados Meteorological Services, Facebook)

Winds Forecast: Winds across Barbados are forecasted to be moderate easterly to east-south easterly breeze from 30 to 35 km/h, equal to 19 to 22 mph.

Moreover, there is no dust haze detected in the region. 

The following are the Caribbean nations that were under small craft warning.

– Antigua and Barbuda

– Montserrat

– St Kitts and Nevis

– Barbados

– The British Virgin Islands

Additionally, the potential impacts due to this advisory were loss of life at sea, injuries to mariners, damage or loss of vessels and marine equipment, disruption of fisheries, financial losses and scarcity of fish products. 

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