A small craft advisory is in effect for Barbados. This alert message is valid from 6:00 p.m. today and will be updated at noon, on Sunday or sooner if conditions warrant.A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or sea swells of 2.5 to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) and/orreduced visibility (less than 10 km but greater than 5 km) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 48 hours.The combination of a strong Atlantic high-pressure system and a low-pressure system in the northern Atlantic is forecast to tighten thepressure gradient over the next few days. Model guidance suggests sustained surface wind speeds from 20 to 25 knots are possible fromMonday 22nd January, 2024 with winds speeds expected to increase after that. Additionally, swell heights above 3.0 meters in open water are possible from Wednesday 24th January, 2024, and may result in the another small craft warning and advisory.
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