High surf warning issued in Hawaii

Weather officials in Hawaii have issued and updated a high surf warning today (July 15) and advise beach-goers to avoid any south-facing shores.

A high surf advisory is in effect for the south shores of all Hawaiian islands through 6 a.m. Tuesday, weather officials are reporting.

Officials say large surf and dangerous currents can make being in the ocean extremely dangerous for anyone entering the water.

Officials say waves up to 10 to 15 feet (3.05 to 4.57 meters) are expected through late Sunday, dropping to 8 to 12 feet (2.44 to 3.66 meters) throughout Monday evening.

Officials say those in affected areas can expect seawater to occasionally sweep across portions of beaches.

Strong waves are expected to break onshore, along with stronger longshore and rip currents.