Based on information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, and compiled at the CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point, northwest swells from Typhoon Jelawat were forecasted to increase surf on north-and west-facing reefs to hazardous levels last night.
A high surf advisory is in effect until 5am this Wednesday.
Surf on north- and west-facing reefs were expected increase to hazardous levels of 8 to 10 feet last night. Hazardous surf will persist through at least Wednesday and there will be increased risk of rip currents.
The public is advised to avoid venturing near reefs and exposed beaches, especially those facing north and west, as rip currents will be life threatening. If you become caught in a rip current, remain calm and swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. (EOC)