The Met Office issued a yellow level hazardous seas alert on Thursday.
In a statement on its website, it said sea conditions will be agitated over the weekend and are expected to become rough. Wave heights may average 2.5 metres, occasionally peaking at up to 3.5 metres along affected areas, and sea conditions in sheltered areas will be choppy at times.
It warned, “All marine interests must exercise extreme caution. Monitor sea conditions before venturing out. Heed warnings of lifeguards and other relevant authorities. Coastal and offshore waters around Tobago as well as all exposed coastlines of Trinidad,”
The Met Office issued a warning on its social media page on Wednesday alerting the public to the rough seas over the long New Year weekend.