Fire weather watch issued for Guam

SMOKE: George Bamba, with the Agana Heights Mayor's Office, is swallowed up by smoke while using a garden hose against a grass fire Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Agana Heights. On Friday, April 9, the National Weather Service issued a fire watch for Guam. Post file photo

It's hot and windy, two conditions that has the National Weather Service, Guam issuing a fire weather watch.

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. The watch is in effect through Sunday afternoon.

Guam winds are expected to be at 14 to 17 mph with a near 60% humidity. Temperatures are forecast to be at 87 degrees. 

The highest threat will be for central and eastern parts of Guam. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

Outdoor burning is not recommended, officials stated.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense remind the community to refrain from outdoor burning and listen for any additional forecasts or warnings.

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