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Sep 2, 2016 2:51 PM

UPDATED: Hermine to bring dangerous surf, rip currents to the seacoast this weekend

NH1 Meteorologist

Hermine is slowing and stalling out south of New England, but we will be close enough to feel fringe effects from now through the middle of the week.

In the Granite State, the highest impact will be high surf and dangerous rip currents along the seacoast, especially late Sunday into Monday. This will also create dangerous conditions for boaters and mariners, and if your holiday plans were to be on the water, be advised that conditions may deteriorate rapidly as the surf picks up.


If your travels this weekend take you to the south coast, Cape Cod or islands, expect the wind to pick up later Sunday as Hermine begins to track to the north, but stalls off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. It will likely be cloudy and breezy for south coastal areas with some rain possibly developing during the afternoon or evening. East to northeasterly winds could gust over 40 mph at times, especially later in the day.

Across New Hampshire, the best weather will be found farther to the north. Expect another pleasant day in the Lakes Region or mountains, with temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. There should be a fair amount of sunshine, but the sun may become dim at times as clouds increase.

Even in southern New Hampshire, a decent amount of sunshine is expected on Sunday, with some clouds filtering the sun at times. Along the seacoast, the easterly breeze will start to pick up, and there could be gusts to 20 mph later in the day. Temperatures will mainly be in the 60s to low 70s at the coast, so it will be a cooler feeling day.

More importantly, surf and rip currents will start to build later in the day along the coast, with a moderate risk of rip currents.


The worst of the impacts along the seacoast are likely to occur on Monday, as the combination of Hermine to the south and a persistent onshore wind create a moderate to high risk of rip currents, large waves, and very choppy conditions on the water.

Monday will be mostly cloudy across the state, with a chance of some rain, especially in southern areas. At the moment, it appears some scattered showers and downpours will move in during the afternoon, but this will not be a widespread or drought-busting rain.

Rainfall totals will likely be under 1 inch, but some heavier amounts may occur in southern New England, depending on how close the storm tracks.

It will end up being much drier in central and northern New Hampshire, far removed from the storm's center, with some partial sunshine.


The storm will continue to sit and spin south of New England on Tuesday, but will also begin to weaken.

Expect clouds to linger, with perhaps a few scattered showers.

High surf and rip currents will continue along the coast, due to a persistent onshore wind.


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