Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lake Wind Advisory, Beach Hazards For Brevard And Volusia Counties

MELBOURNE, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Lake Wind Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement for East Central Florida that will remain in effect from 11 a.m. Sunday morning through 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

A northeast wind surge has moved across all of east central Florida at mid afternoon with a higher coverage of showers and isolated storms moving southwest of Martin and Okeechobee counties. 

Behind the front, isolated to scattered showers will move southwest from the Atlantic and onshore into early evening. Breezy to windy conditions will continue with northeast to east winds. Higher gusts to 25 to 30 mph are possible especially along the immediate coast. 

These winds will create choppy conditions on open lakes and other bodies of water which will make the operation of small boats potentially hazardous and prone to capsizing.

These winds will also produce rough  surf along with a dangerous longshore current flowing parallel to the beach on the Atlantic coast along with a moderate risk for rip currents. Swimmers should check with Beach Patrol and Ocean Rescue lifeguards for the latest surf conditions. Never swim alone.