Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

Novice mariners urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018

A tropical wave is also expected to cause some more unsettled weather across the area. Photo: DDM
Sunset on the western end of Tortola, on Saturday evening June 23, 2018, with potentially rough seas. Photo: Team of Reporters
Sunset on the western end of Tortola, on Saturday evening June 23, 2018, with potentially rough seas. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Inexperienced mariners, particularly those navigating smaller vessels, are being urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018.

This is due to the occurrence of moderate to rough seas with significant wave heights of 1.5 to 2 metres (5 to 7 feet).  The small craft advisory, which is in effect, was released by the Virgin Islands' Department of Disaster Management (DDM) earlier today, June 23, 2018.

A tropical wave is also expected to cause some more unsettled weather across the area. “Thereafter, a surface to low level ridge of high pressure along with dry and dusty air from the Sahara Desert will inhibit shower activity. The dust will also reduce air quality to moderate levels,” the advisory stated.

Skies are forecast to remain partly cloudy with a 30 per cent or a low chance of showers.

 

1 Response to “Novice mariners urged to avoid operating on sea tonight, June 23, 2018”



Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.