High surf advisory still in effect

Posted on Jul 27 2021

A high surf advisory remains in effect until 6am today, Tuesday. Hazardous surf of 7 to 10 feet are present in west-facing reefs on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota until 6am today.

Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Guam and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, hazardous surf will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Large breaking waves can knock you down and cause serious injuries. Strong rip currents can drag you out to sea.

The public, beachgoers, and mariners are advised to continue to exercise precautionary measures when entering the water. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions. Avoid venturing near reef lines facing west.

Meanwhile, high winds and hazardous seas have decreased across the far Northern Mariana Islands, specifically on Alamagan, Pagan, and Agrihan.

However, a monsoon trough continues to stretch eastward before curving northeastward to Tropical Storm Nepartak, which is centered far to the north. Winds have subsided but remain hazardous to small craft. Seas have also decreased but satellite altimetry indicates seas of 10 to 12 feet remain. Models show a resurgence of activity along the monsoon trough the second half of the week and next weekend. (PR)

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