Trade winds to increase and bring hazardous surf

A high surf advisory is in effect for Guam. (PNC file photo)
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The dry/windy season is here for Guam and this weekend may be a bit windier than usual as the National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory.

Trade winds will increase across the region tonight and through the weekend as a couple of trade winds surges pass through.

Stronger winds are found near and east of Wake Island, and southward to the northern Marshall Islands. This will all shift toward the Marianas through early next week, with winds likely up to 25 knots, possibly higher by mid-week.

As a result of the strong winds, and the duration of this wind event, hazardous seas and surf are expected. Seas and surf will build tonight across the Marianas from north to south.

Seas could reach up to 10 feet across the Saipan and Tinian coastal waters by Saturday. Seas and surf will build through the weekend and into next week.