It is expected that the current north-westerly swell around St Helena will subside over the next two days, although it has been forecast to return on Friday, 9 March, lasting until Thursday, 15 March 2018. This might result in a large sea swell and breakers in James Bay and Rupert’s Bay.
The public is reminded to use caution when accessing the Seafront area. To avoid damage to vehicles, drivers are also asked to take care when parking near the safety rails.
Due care and attention should be taken when swimming in Rupert’s and James Bay during this time.
Port Control will continue to monitor sea conditions and may restrict access to the Seafront, Wharf, and Rupert’s Jetty areas if necessary.
5 March 2018