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Jersey Shore Report for Thu 8/18


Notice

MODERATE HAZARD OF RIP CURRENTS. People considering getting into surfing should check with local beach patrols first. Be sure to swim within sight of a lifeguard and never swim alone or at night.

at the shore

Current conditions and forecast for Thu morning

Current risk of tearing Moderate
Waves 1 – 3 feet
The winds From West
7 – 16 mph (Gust 21 mph)
6 – 14 knots (Gust 18 knots)
Ocean temperature 69° – 73°
(Normal 73°)
Air temperature 77° – 87°
Sunrise 6:10 a.m. – 7:51 p.m.
The UV index 7 (high)
MORE WEATHER: Dan Zarrow’s 5-day forecast

Tide times

SAND HOOK
Sandy Hook Bay
Down
Game 7:14a
High
Thu 1:43 p.m.
Down
Thu 8:11 p.m.
High
Fri 2:04a
LONG BRANCH
Atlantic Ocean
Down
Game 6:38a
High
Thu 1:17 p.m.
Down
Thu 7:35 p.m.
High
Fri 1:38a
MANASQUAN ENTRANCE
Atlantic Ocean
Down
Thu 6:50a
High
Thu 1:31 p.m.
Down
Thu 7:47 p.m.
High
Fri 1:52a
SEASIDE HEIGHTS
Atlantic Ocean
Down
Game 6:42a
High
Thu 1:13 p.m.
Down
Thu 7:39 p.m.
High
Fri 1:34a
SEASIDE PARK
Barnegat Bay
Down
Thu 11:19a
High
Thu 5:23 p.m.
Down
Fri 12:16a
High
Fri 5:44a
BARNEGAT ENTRANCE
Barnegat Bay
Down
Game 7:24a
High
Thu 1:39 p.m.
Down
Thu 8:15 p.m.
High
Fri 2:01a
MANAHAWKIN BRIDGE
Manahawkin Bay
Down
Thu 10:53a
High
Thu 4:30 p.m.
Down
Thu 11:50 p.m.
High
Fri 4:51a
SMALL EGG STARTER
Great Bay
Down
Thu 7:48a
High
Thu 2:18 p.m.
Down
Thu 8:37 p.m.
High
Fri 2:34a
ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic Ocean
Down
Game 6:58a
High
Thu 1:22 p.m.
Down
Thu 7:49 p.m.
High
Fri 1:42a
OCEAN TRAINING DECK
Townsends Entrance
Down
Game 7:14a
High
Thu 1:40 p.m.
Down
Thu 8:04 p.m.
High
Fri 1:54a
WILD WOOD CREST
Atlantic Ocean
Down
Thu 7:01a
High
Thu 1:28 p.m.
Down
Thu 7:50 p.m.
High
Fri 1:45a
CAPE MAY
Delaware Bay
Down
Game 7:56a
High
Thu 2:26 p.m.
Down
Thu 8:44 p.m.
High
Fri 2:49a
MORE TIDES: Info for 132 points along the NJ coast

Marine forecasts

From the National Weather Service, Mt. Holly

GAME: Winds W 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

GAME EVENING: Winds SW 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

FRI: Winds from SW 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

FRI EVENING: Winds S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

SAT: SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Sea about 2 feet. Chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT EVENING: SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Sea 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.

SUN: SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Sea 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.

MON: Winds from S 5 to 10 kt. Sea 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers. A chance of tstms after midnight. Stronger winds and seas in and near tstms.

MORE MARINE INFO: Rip current forecasts and more

Plan your trip

NJ TRAFFIC: If it bothers you, it’s in our report
NJ BEACHES: Water Quality Alerts, Jellyfish Sightings, and More

The data on this page comes from several sources, including the National Weather Service (weather), the National Ocean Service (tides), the US Naval Observatory (sun) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (UV index).

Dan Zarrow is chief meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey. The Shore Report is generated semi-automatically daily at 5 a.m. from mid-May to the end of September. Follow Dan’s weather blog, his Facebook page and Twitter feed for your latest real-time weather forecasts and updates.

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