Vero Beach Wildfire Risk, Sebastian Facing Hazardous Boating Conditions

Hazardous boating conditions for Sebastian, high risk of wildfires near Vero Beach.
Hazardous boating conditions for Sebastian, high risk of wildfires near Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH, Florida – The weather, for the most part, is going to be great with only a slight chance of rain for Vero Beach while Sebastian is facing hazardous boating conditions.

Vero Beach will enjoy plenty of sunshine, the hazardous boating conditions in Sebastian is from southeast winds gusting up to 15 to 20 knots over the waterways. Some of the winds will produce seas up to 6 feet.


Boating operators from Sebastian Inlet to Ft. Pierce should exercise caution. The weather conditions is also producing a Moderate Risk of rip currents from now through the weekend. In addition, the surf will be rather rough and choppy.

However, Vero Beach should be aware of dry weather conditions that can spark fires. The combination of gusty east-southeast winds and dry soil is producing a high danger for the spread of any new wildfires or flare-ups of existing smoldering burns.

Burn bans remain in effect in Indian River County.

The biggest concern is on Friday and Saturday afternoons when there’s a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lightning is a leading cause of wildfires in Florida.

The rain chance increases on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980's. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002.