The Emergency Management Office issued yesterday a small craft advisory, warning that rough seas will make it hazardous for operators of small vessels.
The advisory will remain in effect until 6pm Wednesday.
Fresh to strong trade winds are expected across the Marianas waters for the next couple of days. Seas of 10 feet or greater and sustained winds of 22 knots or more are expected to produce conditions hazardous to operators of small craft.
Winds of 10 to 15 knots are expected through Wednesday. Combined seas of 8 to 10 feet will gradually build to 10 to 12 feet by early Wednesday, then slowly subside.
EMO is advising the general public, especially those operating smaller vessels, to avoid boating in these conditions. If travel by boat is necessary, exercise caution especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets. (EMO)