Rough seas, swells and high winds to ring in 2021

SVG MET OFFICE ADVISORY: A strengthening Atlantic High Pressure System is expected to generate strong surface winds and above normal north-easterly swells across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines into late Sunday.

During this time period, strong winds with speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61 km/h) with higher gusts, and rough seas with swells peaking to 3.0 meters (10 feet) are anticipated.

As a result, a High-Wind Advisory and Small-craft Warning will be in effect for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and its coastal waters from today 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 31st December, 2020 until 6:00 pm Sunday 3rd January, 2021.

A High-Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61km/h), not associated with a tropical cyclone, are forecast to affect the land area.

Residents are strongly urged to be vigilant against falling tree limbs, loose outdoor objects, and disconnected over-head wires. Residents are also advised to check roofs for loose sheeting/nails and do the necessary repairs.

A Small-Craft Warning in this case means that seas equal to or greater than 3.0 meters (10feet) and/or mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61km/h) will affect the marine area.

Large waves and dangerous rip-currents will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators, particularly on the northern and eastern coastlines. These conditions may become even more adverse at times of high tide.

Therefore, small-craft operators should exercise extreme caution, possibly securing their vessels by this evening. Sea-bathers are also advised to stay out of the water.

High-tide times are expected near 6:36 am Friday

7:21 am and 11:37 pm Saturday

8:09 am and 11:10 pm Sunday

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One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean.

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