The Emergency Planning Department would like to inform the public that it is forecast for St Helena to experience a north-westerly swell from Monday, 25 February, through to Wednesday, 6 March 2019. This is likely to result in a large sea swell and breakers in James and Rupert’s Bays.

As a precaution, Rupert’s Jetty will be closed on Wednesday, 27, and Thursday, 28 February, due to the possibility of sea swell overtopping the Jetty.

The public is advised to use caution when accessing the Seafront area and Rupert’s Jetty.

To avoid damage to vehicles, drivers are asked to take care when parking near the safety rails at the Seafront.

Boat owners are also advised to check that their vessels are securely fixed to their moorings.

Due care and attention should be taken when swimming in James and Rupert’s Bays during this time.

Port Control will be monitoring sea conditions and may make further restrictions to affected areas if necessary.

22 February 2019

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470