A high surf advisory in effect on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota until 6am Wednesday.
There is also a high risk of rip currents through Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect until 6am Wednesday.
Based on the information received from the NWS and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, a trade-wind swell will generate hazardous surf conditions and continue to produce a high risk of rip currents along east and north facing reefs through today, Friday. Tropical Storm Wutip will prolong the hazardous conditions through part of next week.
For north facing reefs, hazardous surf of 8 to 10 feet will build over the next few days. Surf will remain hazardous through next Wednesday.
Along east facing reefs, hazardous surf of 9 to 12 feet is now occurring and will continue to build over the next few days. Surf will remain hazardous through next Wednesday.
Hazardous surf conditions may spread to south and west facing reefs over the weekend as Tropical Storm Wutip moves southwest and west of the Marianas. A high surf warning is possible as well. A surf warning is possible as well.
The public is being advised to avoid venturing near reefs and beaches, especially those facing north and east facing reefs. Strong rip currents will be life threatening. If you become caught in a rip current, remain calm, swim parallel to shore, then back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly. (EOC)