The centre of Tropical Storm Tammy will pass north of Barbados today which will maintain swell heights peaking near 3.5m in open water.
As a result, the small craft warning has been extended until 6 p.m. today, after which, there will be a small craft advisory from that time through 6 a.m. Saturday.
The high surf advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Operation of smaller vessels can be difficult at times due to large swells.
Possible beach erosion and rip currents along some coastal areas.
A small-craft warning is issued when sustained winds of 25 to 33 knots and/or sea swells greater than 3 metres (greater than 10 feet) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 48 hours.
A high-surf advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone within the next 48 hours.
A small-craft advisory is issued when sustained winds of 20 to 25 knots and/or sea swells of 2.5 metres to 3.0 metres (8 to 10 feet) are affecting or forecast to affect the marine area within the next 48 hours.
The public is urged to continue to monitor the progress of this system through updates issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services and follow the guidance and recommendations provided by the Department of Emergency Management. (PR/SAT)