Strong Rip Currents will be Life Threatening; NWS Issues High Surf Advisory for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS) - Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a high surf advisory for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan, in effect until 6 p.m. Monday. A high surf advisory means high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

Along north and west facing reefs, hazardous surf of 9 to 11 feet will subside to 8 and 10 feet tonight. Surf will remain hazardous through at least Monday.  

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind all residents and visitors to practice extreme caution if near the ocean. Do not venture out along north and west facing reefs and beaches. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents will be life threatening.

 

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
·           NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/