Beach activities

Weekend high surf advisory limits beach activities

Residents have been urged to be cautious and vigilant on beaches on the north and east coasts due to unfavorable sea conditions.

Over the weekend a high surf warning which has since been downgraded to a high surf advisory was put into effect for Antigua and Barbuda and the nearby islands of Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands due to sea conditions considered to be hazardous.

Antigua and Barbuda Weather Services forecaster Latesha Humphreys spoke to Observer yesterday to provide more details on the current situation on the seas.

“We actually went from an overnight warning to an advisory and the high seas advisory means the seas are a bit lower. We are looking at seas between five and seven feet and the swell also reaches five to seven feet,” Humphrey explained in an interview.

She added that yesterday’s advisory would apply until this morning so that beachgoers remain vigilant.

“This high surf advisory took effect from [Sunday] morning and goes until tomorrow morning Monday. This means that beachgoers and for people doing activities near the shore, you are asked to be very careful when maneuvering or if you still choose to go out. There are currents, etc., that result from what we would consider waves breaking on the shore,” Humphreys advised.