A north swell behind a shear line dropping southward over Tinian and Saipan will produce hazardous surf along north facing reefs until this afternoon, Wednesday.
A high surf advisory is in effect until 6pm today along north facing reefs.
According to the CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a shear line will remain in the vicinity of Saipan through Wednesday night before gradually lifting to the north Thursday. Scattered showers are expected to develop overnight over Saipan and Tinian waters with a slight chance of thunderstorms south of the shear line. Gentle winds over Guam and Rota waters will become moderate Wednesday. Combined seas of 7 to 9 feet will persist through Wednesday night.
The public is being advised to avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches, especially those facing north as rip currents will be life threatening. (HSEM)