By Outer Banks Voice on September 24, 2021
HIGH rip current risk at the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and Buxton. Ocean conditions will bring powerful rip and longshore currents from Duck to Buxton. Ocean swimming is not recommended, obey RED flags and stay out of the water!
MODERATE rip current risk south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village, & Ocracoke. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water. Never swim alone, always take flotation!
Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which occurs around 4:35 pm today.
For the beaches north of Oregon Inlet expect partly sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid 70s. North winds around 20 mph.
For Hatteras Island beaches expect mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. High temperatures in the upper 70s with north winds around 20 mph.
If help is needed call 911.
Beach safety information can be found at https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent