The CNMI Emergency Operations Center State Warning Point is warning that there is a high risk of rip currents through Sunday night.
Based on the information received from the National Weather Service in Tiyan, Guam, surf is projected to build along eastern shores this week.
“Trade-wind swell will cause surf to increase through the week. Larger surf will produce stronger and more frequent rip currents along east facing reefs beginning today and possibly along north facing reefs around midweek,” the EOC advisory said yesterday.
The rip currents will be along east facing reefs of the Marianas. Rip currents will be life-threatening and can sweep even the best swimmers out to sea.
The public is advised to avoid venturing near the reef line, especially along east facing reefs. Strong rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Stay out of the water. (PR)