Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents at South Jersey beaches

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The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches.

Surf height could range from 3-6 feet and be most noticeable during tide changes, according to the National Weather Service.

“A high risk of rip currents implies that wind or wave conditions will support the development of very strong rip currents,” the Weather Service said. “These rip currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the water.”

Rip currents are powerful channels of water that flow quickly away from shore, pulling swimmers out to sea, the National Weather Service said.

They most often occur at low spots or breaks in the sandbar.

Swimmers are advised to pay attention to the direction of lifeguards.

Always swim a guarded beach.


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