Rough seas warning called off

A rough seas warning issued last week by the Meteorological Services of Trinidad and Tobago has been called off.
The Met Service stated in a media release yesterday that “buoy data” over the last 24 hours has indicated that sea conditions have improved.
Residents along the coastline and those working or playing near the seas were warned last week to beware of high wave action that topped three metres in some areas.
Wave heights are now consistently between two to two and half metres around Trinidad and Tobago, the Met Service stated.
However, high winds will continue to agitate surfaces of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
“Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models forecast continued improvement in the sea conditions over the next 24 to 48 hours, with wave heights in open waters expected to be closer to two metres,” the Met Service stated.
While wave heights in sheltered areas are generally below one metre, the public is warned that seas become choppy at any time, due to the influence of persistent, strong low-level winds.
In spite of the rough seas bulletin being discontinued, citizens have been warned to exercise caution on the nation’s coastline.
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