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Watches & Warnings

High Surf Warning extended until Monday for St. Kitts and Nevis. Surfs (breaking swells) over 3 metres (over 10 feet). These conditions will be very conducive for dangerous rip currents.

A high surf warning is in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. The worst conditions are expected today and on the northern side of Barbuda.

Large, long period swells, being generated by a powerful mid-latitude (bomb) cyclone, located over the northern North Atlantic, are reaching the area. The swells are causing very high surfs

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Watches & Warnings

Small Craft Advisory: Hazardous seas, due to fresh winds, are expected to be a threat to life and property of mariners. Significant wave heights could range from 2 – 4 metres (7 -14 feet).

A small craft advisory goes into effect after midnight tonight for the waters of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis and the British Virgin Islands. This may be upgraded to a warning for some islands for tomorrow.

Hazardous seas, due to fresh winds, are expected to be a threat to life and property of mariners…

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Today’s Weather: Mon 20th

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Temperature: 24°C / 75°F
Humidity: 86%
Sea Level Pressure: 1017.2mbs or 30.04″
Winds: East to east southeast at 12 – 21mph.
Seas: 2.4 – 3.7m or 8 – 12ft with northerly swells reaching 2.4m or 8ft. As a result, the high surf warning and small craft advisory remain in effect. As a precaution, beach goers should avoid the beaches due to dangerous surfs and rip currents.
Sunset: Today 5:59 pm
Sunrise: Tomorrow 6:44 am
Today’s Forecast (7 am): Partly cloudy to cloudy with showers. Weather tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy with showers…Full Details

Events & Notices

News

NEMA and NDMD monitoring heightened Earthquake Activity near the South Western Coast of Puerto Rico

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) are actively monitoring the heightened levels of Seismic activity near the south western Coast of Puerto Rico that commenced in early December 2019, and has continued into 2020. Earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 have been recorded with some reports of damages. The occurrences of the earthquakes and other…read more

Climate Center

CariCOF Caribbean Climate Outlooks: January to March 2020

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Limited water availability is due to evolving (or possible) long term drought in Belize and a majority of Caribbean Islands. In addition, frequent dry spells and short-term drought in Belize and most islands may pose water stress to sensitive…read more

CDPMN Caribbean Drought Bulletin – January 2020

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Rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was predominantly normal to below normal for the month of November, with the exception of Trinidad, which was severely dry to slightly wet from the north east to the south west. Tobago, Barbados, St. Kitts, St Lucia and Martinique were normal to slightly dry; Grenada and Antigua normal; St Vincent and Dominica slight to moderately dry; Guadeloupe moderate to severely dry; St Maarten severe to extremely…read more

Know Your Shelter!

You may need to head to a shelter because of a hazard or disaster. Learn more about shelter locations, managers, capacities, etc. Do you live in St. Paul’s parish? Do you live in St. John’s parish? Do you live in St. James’ parish? Do you live in St. George’s parish? Do you live in St. Thomas’ parish?