High risk of rip currents, small craft advisory in effect
The National Weather Service Guam Weather Forecast Office has the following advisories in effect:
A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam and Rota from 6 p.m. this evening through Saturday morning. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous conditions. If caught in a rip current, do not swim against the current. Swim in a direction following the shoreline, face the shore and call or wave for help.
A small craft advisory is in effect for the coastal waters of Guam and Rota from 6 p.m. this evening until noon Saturday. East winds around 20 to 25 knots and seas of 8 to 10 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in hazardous conditions.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense remind the community to avoid hazardous seas and dangerous rip currents. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs.