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NWS Melbourne - High Rip Current Risk in Effect Through Tonigfht


East-Central Florida - Friday April 26: The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a High Rip Current Risk advisory for the east-central Florida shoreline through tonight.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and signs.

If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.


  • WHAT: Dangerous rip currents.
  • WHERE: Coastal Volusia, Coastal Indian River, Coastal Saint Lucie, Coastal Martin, Mainland Northern Brevard, Northern Brevard Barrier Islands, Mainland Southern Brevard and Southern Brevard Barrier Islands Counties.
  • WHEN: Through late tonight.
  • IMPACTS: Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.