Inexperienced swimmers are advised to remain out of the water due dangerous surf conditions.
A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan from 10 a.m. this morning to 7 a.m. Friday along east facing reefs. Large breaking of 9 to 11 feet, dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion are expected.
A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan from 10 a.m. this morning through Thursday evening along north and east facing reefs. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. 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, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 7 a.m. Thursday. Northeast winds of 15 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 30 knots, and seas of 8 to 11 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 (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid hazardous seas and dangerous rip currents, especially north and east facing reefs and beaches. Remain out of the water while the advisories are in effect.
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/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at email@example.com.