Wind Advisory in Effect; Refrain from Outdoor Burning


Wind Advisory in Effect; Refrain from Outdoor Burning

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office advised gusty winds and dry conditions will cause a high fire threat through today.

red flag warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for Guam. Winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, and humidity at 50 to 55 percent are expected. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

An airport wind advisory is in effect for the Guam International Airport until 7 p.m. this evening. Expect winds from the east at 15 to 20 knots, with gusts to 25 knots possible. Practice caution while traveling in these conditions.

high risk of rip currents remains in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan through Sunday afternoon.  Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from the shore into deeper water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous conditions. 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.  

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid dangerous rip currents. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs. Refrain from outdoor burning.

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For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at



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