The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam issued a red flag warning, in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for Guam. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create ideal conditions for rapid spread of wildfires.
NWS advises only a few showers are expected in the coming days and winds will be gusty at times, east wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph are expected until sunset, which will be around 6:30 p.m., temperatures are in the mid 80s now, but will climb to the upper 80s or even near 90 during the afternoon hours.
Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and be difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not recommended and should be delayed.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind residents and visitors to practice extreme caution during this time. 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) 489-2540 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.