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Wondering about beach plans this weekend? Rough seas bulletin discontinued

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says reports reaching it, indicate that there has been additional improvement in seas conditions over the last 24 hours.

Seas are now moderate with wave heights reaching up to 2.5 metres in open waters and near 1 metre in sheltered areas.

Seas are expected to return to a normal state over the next 24 hours.

The TTMS is, therefore, discontinuing the rough seas bulletin.

Waves now reaching 3.5 metres on northern & eastern coasts

The Met Office is continuing its warning to sea bathers, with seas now reaching up to 3.5 metres in height.

The following is the Met Office's latest statement on sea conditions.

"Sea conditions continue to be rough, with wave heights reaching up to 3.5m along the exposed northern and eastern coastlines, and occasionally choppy in sheltered areas.

These conditions are forecast to remain unchanged throughout the Carnival period.

Rough Sea Bulletin: Three-metre waves expected this weekend

The Met Office says that currently, sea conditions are moderate occasionally rough with wave heights reaching 2.5 metres and occasionally 3.0m in open waters, and near 1.0m in sheltered areas.

It says that similar conditions will continue for the next 24 to 48 hours as a result of relatively strong surface winds.

However, over the weekend, sea conditions will gradually deteriorate and become more agitated as surface winds are forecast to strengthen further.

The dry season has officially begun

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has officially declared the start of the 2018 dry season, saying the climatic patterns and changes in features are indicative of the region having transitioned to a drier state.

It says in a statement that assessment of the criteria necessary for the onset of the dry season shows that the conditions have been met and are now entrenched.

MY EYE: Rough seas in Tobago

Barry Mungal sent us this video of rough seas in Tobago via the My Eye feature on the new CNC3 App.

As you may know, there is currently a rough seas bulletin in effect and Barry did some additional reporting on his own to capture the waves at Store Bay.

Met Office issues another rough seas bulletin

The Met Office says that buoy data as well as reports reaching them indicate that sea conditions in open waters around Trinidad are moderate and around northern Tobago moderate to rough with wave heights reaching up to three metres.

It says these above-normal marine conditions are attributed to relatively strong winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere, which are currently agitating the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

It says that these strong winds are decreasing and as such sea conditions will continue to slowly improve over the next 24 hours.

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