High surf advisory in effect; avoid hazardous seas

A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam. (PNC file photo)

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office advised that winds associated with strong high pressure over the northwest Pacific will generate swell and seas that will produce hazardous surf through the coming week.

A high surf advisory is now in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until 6:00 p.m. Monday. Along north facing reefs, hazardous surf of 7 to 9 feet.

A high risk of rip currents is in effect for Guam, Rota, Tinian, and Saipan until Monday afternoon. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. Strong and frequent rip currents are expected along facing reefs and exposed beaches. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water until dangerous surf conditions subside. Rip currents are life-threatening.

A thunderstorm advisory remains in effect for Guam until 12:00 p.m.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to avoid north facing reefs throughout the week. Rip currents are life-threatening. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags, and signs.

Visit the following links for the latest information:

· 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/