Met Office extends Hazardous Seas Alert

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Met Office extends Hazardous Seas Alert

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has extended the current Hazardous Seas Alert/YELLOW Level for another 24 hours.

It is the third such advisory issued since February 28th.

In its latest advisory, the Met Service says the Alert—which covers Nearshore areas of Tobago, Northern and Eastern coastal areas of Trinidad, Western coastal / sheltered areas of Trinidad—has been extended to 12 pm tomorrow.

A release from the Met Service said: “Northerly long period swells continue to affect the coastal areas of Tobago as well as the Northern, Eastern and some parts of the Western coastal areas of Trinidad.”

It added: “These conditions are expected to persist for the next 24 hours until Tuesday 7th March 2023. These swells can result in battering waves at coastal regions and can be exacerbated during high tides.”

The Met Service is urging all marine interests to carefully monitor near-shore and coastal sea conditions, as well as to exercise caution along affected areas. It also recommends avoiding marine activities.