The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has discontinued the Hazardous Seas Alert for Trinidad and Tobago.

According to the Met Office, official reports indicate that sea conditions around Trinidad and Tobago have improved with waves up to 2.0 metres in open waters and less than 1.0 metre in sheltered areas.

Still, the Met Office advises all marine interests to carefully monitor sea conditions when venturing into any sea-related activities.

Swells from Hurricane Larry began affecting the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. Larry remains a powerful hurricane well northeast of the Leeward Islands, forecast to continue moving into the open Atlantic Ocean.

However, Larry is a large hurricane. Maximum sustained winds are near 185 km/h with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 110 kilometres from the centre, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 295 kilometres. As a result of its large size, a tropical storm watch is now in effect for Bermuda, though the system’s centre is forecast to track to the country’s east.

Hurricane Larry poses no direct threat to Trinidad and Tobago.

Reporter: Kalain Hosein