The National Weather Service Forecast Office issued a special weather statement for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan Oct. 30. A tropical disturbance centered 300 miles east-southeast of Guam this afternoon will move west and pass the south of the island on Monday.


Expect showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Marianas Sunday night through Monday night, according to NWS. Guam may also get heavy rain, and wind gusts of 30 to 35 mph.

After the disturbance passes the Marianas, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could persist through Wednesday night, NWS stated.

NWS has issued a small craft advisory, it will be in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 for Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan coastal waters. Wind speeds of 25 to 37 mph are expected to produce wave conditions hazardous to small craft. Seas could build to as high as eight to 10 feet in response to the winds. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid sailing in these conditions.

If you are planning any outdoor or marine activities, be aware of current conditions and stay informed on the latest statements and possible advisories. Residents are advised to prepare for wet and sometimes windy conditions for Halloween Monday, Oct. 31. The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense in conjunction with NWS will continue to monitor all systems in our area closely. [/restrict]