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Onshore Wind May Cause Greater Red Tide

Impacts To Area Beaches

Due to predicted onshore winds, Red Tide conditions may increase Red Tide effects at some St. Pete/Clearwater beaches over the weekend.

Impacts may include respiratory irritation and dead fish. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County issued a health advisory for Red Tide on June 10, and it remains in effect. DOH-Pinellas has also distributed Red Tide warning and advisory signs to beach municipalities. A printable version can be found here.

Some St. Pete/Clearwater beaches may have minimal impacts. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check the water quality monitoring results and Respiratory Forecast Tool at The forecast tool uses wind forecasts and K brevis cell counts to predict conditions at a specific beach on a given day. Current beach conditions can be found at

For visitors who prefer a non-beach activity this weekend, we invite you to explore for other destination highlights.

Residents should continue to report large fish kills (hundreds to thousands) through Pinellas County's reporting tool here.


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