Department of Disaster Management
Release Date:
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 1:50pm

Beaches remain closed today as very rough sea conditions with waves reaching up to 11 feet continue to affect the Territory. 

As a result, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued stern warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers against dangerous sea conditions especially on the Northern and Eastern Coastlines.

The Forecasters have indicated that a fresh, cool northerly wind flow is continuing to generate these rough sea conditions and is also transporting a mass of shallow low level clouds across the area today and tonight.

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is strongly advising the public to adhere to these warnings and adjust their activities accordingly.

Closed beaches include Long Bay on Beef Island, Smugglers Cove, Long Bay West End Tortola, Capoons Bay, Brewers Bay, Trunk Bay, Rogues Bay, Josiah’s Bay, Lambert Beach, Little Bay, the Baths, Cane Garden Bay, North Shore of Anegada, the Bubbly Pool on Jost Van Dyke and Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda.

All beaches under the management of the National Parks Trust are also closed to bathers, swimmers, snorkelers and paddle boarders until further notice. The Mooring field is also closed, therefore no access to the beaches is permitted.

The DDM will continue to monitor these conditions and provide updates.

Please visit our website at bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on face book at https://www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.