High Surf Warning

Published 7 December 2022


Buckie Got It St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

Marine Weather Bulletin
High Surf Warning
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services
9:00 AM Tuesday 07 December 2022

…..A high surf warning goes into effect Thursday 8th December 2022 for Antigua,
Barbuda, Anguilla and St Kitts and Nevis……

High surf warning will be in effect until Saturday morning for the mentioned
islands. A High Surf Warning means that dangerous battering surfs of over 3.7
metres or 12 feet will affect some coastlines in the warning area, producing
hazardous conditions.

Swells: Northerly at 2.4 to 3.4 metres or 8 to 11 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 emanating from an area of disturbed weather
located well north of the region have started 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 beach goers; beach erosion;
sea water splashing onto low lying coastal roads; beach closures, disruptions to
marine recreation and business and disruptions to potable water from

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 , facebook:
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Office and other media platforms.

ABMS Meteorologist: Lorne Salmon

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