High Wind & Small Craft Warning For Barbados

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Members of the public are asked to note that a high wind warning is currently in effect for Barbados until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25.

The Barbados Meteorological Service issued an advisory at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, warning that a strengthening Atlantic high pressure system was expected to generate strong surface to low level winds across Barbados and the Lesser Antilles and continue over the next two to three days.

During this time, wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 61 hm/h) with higher gusts are anticipated.

As a result of this, winds of this magnitude can cause loose objects to become airborne, may topple garbage cans, outdoor furniture, jumping tents, construction material and falling tree branches.

Therefore, residents are being urged to be vigilant and secure all loose objects to mitigate the effects of these impacts.

Meanwhile, a small craft warning is also in effect for Barbados until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Therefore, sea bathers and small craft operators should note that seas equal to or greater than 10 feet and or wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots will affect the marine area.

The Barbados Meteorological Service advises the public that the advisory will be updated as required.

julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

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