The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, has the following advisories in effect:
A small craft advisory for hazardous seas is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan coastal waters until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Combined seas of 9 to 11 feet with winds of 19 to 24 mph will produce hazardous conditions for operators of small craft. Inexperienced marines, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid sailing in these conditions.
A high surf advisory and high risk of rip currents remains in effect through tonight for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. Hazardous surf of 9 to 11 feet is expected through this morning. Avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those facing north, as rip currents will be life threatening. NWS advises, if caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind all residents and visitors to practice extreme caution if near the ocean.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
- NWS Website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/
- NWS Facebook: https: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.