The CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point has issued a high surf advisory until 7pm this Friday, Aug. 19.
Based on the information received from the National Weather Service-Tiyan Guam, fresh to strong southwest winds and combined seas of 10 to 12 feet will persist the next few days.
It also said scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected most of the week.
Hazardous surf of 9 to 11 feet will persist through Wednesday along west facing reefs and surf will remain hazardous through at least Friday.
Along south facing reefs, surf will be hazardous up to 9 feet through at least Wednesday.
The CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point A also issued a small craft advisory and it will remain in effect until 7pm this Friday.
It said southwest winds of 20 to 25 knots and combined seas of 10 to 12 feet will produce hazardous conditions for operators of Small Craft.
Acting governor Victor B. Hocog is advising the general public and inexperience mariners—especially those operating smaller vessels—to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches especially those facing north, south, and west exposures as rip currents will be life threatening.