High surf warning until Thursday


The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management issued a warning yesterday that monsoon winds will cause large waves and hazardous surf along south and west facing shores in the next few days.

A high surf advisory in now effect until 6pm Thursday. Hazardous surf of 7 to 10 feet is expected along south and west facing shores until Thursday. Surf could build even higher by Wednesday if sea conditions become worse.

The agency is advising the general public and inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, to avoid boating in these conditions. If travel by boat is necessary, exercise caution especially near reef lines and when entering or leaving harbors and inlets. Avoid venturing near exposed reefs and beaches along all reefs as rip currents are life threatening.

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