Outdated Article Circulating; Guam Not Expecting Typhoon Next Week


Outdated Article Circulating; Guam Not Expecting Typhoon Next Week

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), along with the National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office, are aware of an outdated news article circulating on chat groups and social media. The article, originally from 2018, reports that “Typhoon could hit Guam Tuesday.”

The circulating article and image is outdated and is not a reflection of the current conditions. The community is reminded to check for dates on images or articles circulating and verify information before sharing further.

In advance of the Labor Day Weekend, the NWS states that Guam will see mostly sunny skies with isolated showers today. A weak trough will bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms to the Marianas tonight through Saturday night, with drier weather returning for Sunday and Monday. Expect gentle trade winds through the weekend. 

At the beach, expect a low risk of rip currents through Saturday. However, a northwest swell will build Saturday and Sunday in response from the distant Typhoon Hinnamnor near Taiwan. While Typhoon Hinnamnor is not a direct threat to the Marianas, it is expected to generate a moderate risk of rip currents along north and west facing reefs on Sunday and Monday. 

To view the latest weather forecast and to receive the latest advisory information, visit:

·   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 jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.



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June 2018 is Typhoon Preparedness Month