including the beaches of...Hammocks Beach...North Topsail Beach
542 am EDT Wed Jun 19 2013
Rip current risk:
Bogue Inlet to Surf City...low risk.
Even when the risk is low...rip currents can occur at any
time...especially close to piers jetties and sand bars.
Lightning risk: moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning
UV index: very high...from 10 am to 4 PM.
Weather: showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northeast in the
Bogue Inlet to Surf City...2 to 3 feet.
Area water temperatures:
at North Topsail Beach...
Low tide at 9:49 am
high tide at 4:33 PM
low tide at 10:55 PM
high tide at 4:44 am Thu
All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when
entering the surf including strong rip currents...swift
longshore currents...pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.
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