Strong thunderstorm over Guam coastal waters; boaters advised to seek harbor

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Sea conditions will be hazardous to small craft. (PNC file photo)

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office issued a marine weather statement for Guam coastal waters. A strong thunderstorm, capable of producing winds to around 20 knots is located 9 nautical miles northwest of Apra Harbor and drifting west.

Mariners can expect gusty winds to around 20 knots, locally higher waves, and lightning strikes. Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes. Intense lightning is occurring in this storm. If caught on the open water, stay below deck if possible and keep away from ungrounded metal objects.

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