There will also be a warning for small boats on the open sea as of Thursday, January 9, 2020, 18:00 hrs. especially in the eastern and northwestern part of the coast, as the strong wind will cause rough seas locally.
A high-pressure area in the Atlantic is building. This causes a stronger air pressure gradient in the Caribbean over the following days and will cause strong wind that can reach averages of 22 to 27 knots and at times can reach gale force in gusts, 35 to 40 knots (Beaufort 8).
The crew of small vessels and swimmers is advised to be cautious about the open sea, especially on the northern part of the coast, as the strong winds will cause rough seas locally.