Weather update: Met office maintains high surf advisory and small craft warning

The Barbados Meteorological Services has maintained the high surf advisory and small craft warning for the island until 6 p.m. tomorrow, as it monitors the progress of Hurricane Jose.

The Met Office said Jose, a category four system, located about 415 miles east south east of the northern Leeward Islands at 11 a.m., poses no direct threat to Barbados.

The system is however expected to generate above normal easterly to east northeasterly swells of 3.0 to 4.0m (10-13 feet) mainly along eastern and northern coastlines of Barbados.

The forecasters say as Jose tracks well north of Barbados tonight large swells will likely begin to impact the northwestern, western and southern coastlines of the island.

They also warn that large waves and dangerous rip currents can be expected. Sea bathers and other users of the sea are advised to stay out of the water.

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