Monday, April 29, 2013

Rip current risk continues this week for Daytona and Volusia-area beaches

Rip current risk continues this week for Daytona and Volusia-area beaches, The National Weather Service in Melbourne says the risk of rip currents for east-central Florida “…will remain moderate to high through mid-week.” Forecasters also say small craft operators will need to use caution in the open Atlantic Sunday night due to “…large long period swells” affecting coastal waters.

The Melbourne National Weather Service Office also warned of a “high rip current threat” at area beaches through 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Meanwhile beachgoers swarmed local beaches in the Daytona area during the day Sunday. Both Andy Romano Beachfront Park in Ormond Beach and Tom Renick Park in Ormond-by-the-Sea had full parking lots around 12:30 Sunday afternoon.

View slideshow: Ocean waves at Ormond-by-the-Sea
Forecasters say it will be partly cloudy in the Daytona Beach area Sunday night with a low around 66 and southeast winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. On Monday, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny Monday with a high close to 83 and south winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

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