Tuesday, October 20, 2015

High Surf Advisory For East Central Florida

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory and High Surf Advisory for all of Central Florida's coastal counties that will remain in effect until 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

The combination of wind and swell waves will produce large breaking waves of 5 to 6 feet in the surf zone. There will also be numerous strong rip currents, especially during the outgoing tide. Minor beach erosion will also be possible near the time of high tide around 2:00 pm today.

The pounding surf will make entering the ocean dangerous today. Large breaking waves could knock you down and make you more susceptible to becoming caught in a rip current. The NWS advises that if you decide to enter the water today, swim only within sight of a lifeguard and never swim alone. Weak swimmers may not want to enter the water above their knees or should consider staying out of the surf entirely.

This High Surf Advisory is in effect for Brevard County, Volusia County,  Indian River County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County.