Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Rip Current Risk For East Central Florida

Coastal Flooding Cocoa Beach

COCOA BEACH, Florida - The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory and Rip Current Statement for all of Central Florida's coastal counties. The Flood Advisory will remain in effect until  2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The Rip Current Statement will remain in effect through Wednesday evening.

Large breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet can be expected in the surf zone, along with numerous strong rip currents, which will make entering the surf dangerous. Swimmers should consider swimming near a lifeguard or remaining out of the surf entirely.

Coastal flooding and minor beach erosion is expected during the warning period. The highest runup of waves nearing the dune line will occur around 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. due to astronomical high tides and an east-northeasterly swell.

Photo credit: Brevard Times.