Marine Weather Bulletin | High Surf Warning
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
11:00 AM Monday 12 December 2022
A High Surf Warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.
A High Surf Warning is in effect until Wednesday 14 December 2022 for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.
A High Surf Warning means that dangerous battering surfs of over 3.1 metres or 10 feet will affect some coastlines in the warning area, producing hazardous conditions.
Swells: Northerly at 2.4 to 2.8 metres or 8 to 9 feet and occasionally higher.
Locations to be affected: Reefs and mainly exposed northern and north-facing coastlines with relatively shallow, gentle to moderately sloping, near-shore areas.
Synopsis: Long-period swells from an area of disturbed weather located well north of the region continue to impact the area, mainly northern and north-facing coastlines.
The threat level is high and there is the potential for considerable impacts to the life and property of persons using affected coastlines.
Potential Impacts: Loss of life – strong and dangerous rip current that can carry even the strongest swimmers out to sea; injuries to beachgoers; beach erosion; sea water splashing onto low-lying coastal roads; beach closures, disruptions to marine recreation and business and disruptions to potable water from desalination.
Precautionary Actions: No one should enter the waters of the main warning areas. All are also urged to stay away from rocky and or coastal structures along affected coastlines.
Please continue to monitor these hazardous marine conditions, and stay tuned to updates coming out of the Meteorological office via antiguamet.com, facebook: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Office and other media platforms.
ABMS Meteorologist: Lorne Salmon