[UPDATED] Met Office issues yellow-level hazardous seas alert

Rough seas at Manzanilla Beach. File photo/Roger Jacob
Rough seas at Manzanilla Beach. File photo/Roger Jacob

The Met Office issued a second yellow-level hazardous seas alert on Friday morning. The period of hazardous seas begins on Friday at 5 am and is expected to be lifted next Tuesday at 6pm.

It said large breaking waves in excess of three metres are likely to be seen along nearshore, north-exposed coastlines of Trinidad and Tobago, with choppy conditions expected in the Gulf of Paria.

It said conditions will be amplified during high tides and exacerbated at spring tides and these effects will be seen on the northern shorelines of Tobago and then Trinidad within a couple hours afterwards.

The TT Met Office said the impacts will result in dangerous conditions for swimmers and small craft operators near the affected coastlines.

Waves are currently 1.5 to 2 metres in open waters and near 0.5 metres in sheltered areas.

On Wednesday the Met Office issued the first hazardous seas alert.

More information can be found at www.metoffice.gov.tt.

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