NWS Advisories in effect for the Marianas

NWS Advisories in effect for the Marianas

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam, has the following advisories in effect:

A red flag warning is in effect for Guam until 7 p.m. this evening. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. NWS advises dry weather is expected to continue the next few days with only a few isolated showers. Stronger and gusty daytime winds today will cause any fires that develop to become difficult to contain.

A fire weather watch will be in effect for Guam from 7 p.m. this evening through Wednesday afternoon. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. NWS advises winds are expected east-northeast at 15 to 25 mph, and gusty through the afternoon, with temperature highs in the upper 80s. Most dangerous time will be from late this morning until near sunset. Any fires that develop could spread rapidly, especially along east-facing slopes, and may ignite spot fires downwind.

Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Tuesday. NWS advises there is a high risk of rip currents along east-facing reefs. Large east swell will produce life-threatening rip currents near reef lines and exposed beaches facing east.

If caught in a rip current, 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 and to be aware of later forecasts and possible red flag warnings for dangerous fire weather conditions.

Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.




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