Issued at 12:00 noon Saturday 18th January, 2020
Marine model data over the past few days has been consistent in forecasting a progressive deterioration of sea
conditions from late Sunday 19th January, 2020. A deep layered low pressure system centered over the Northern
Atlantic is forecast to generate northerly swells, which are expected to affect the coastal waters. On Monday
20th January, 2020 swells are expected to peak near 3.5m (12ft) during the morning.
Therefore, a High-Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning will be in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines
as a result of deteriorating marine conditions, which are expected to affect the island from around 6pm Sunday
19th January, 2020 until 6pm Tuesday 21st January 2020.
Large waves and dangerous rip-currents during that time could create unsafe conditions for small-craft
operators, particularly on the eastern, north-eastern, north, north-western and western coastlines of the islands.
Sea-bathers are also advised to stay out of the water during the warning period however; some caution must still
be exercised along the southwestern, southern and southeastern coastlines. These conditions could become even
more adverse at times of high tide.
A Small-Craft Warning means in this case that seas equal to or greater than 3 meters (10ft) are forecast to affect
the marine area.
A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf