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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS AND INLAND AREAS OF SOUTHERN PNG / INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT TO ALL MILNE BAY AND ITS ISLANDS, INCLUDING SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ STRAIT / DAMPIER STRAIT INCLUDING SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO MANUS TO WEST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE.



WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT TO DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THROUGH VITIAZ STRAIT/DAMPIER STRAIT INCLUDING SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO VANIMO AND NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS, REACHING TO 34 KNOTS IN OPEN WATERS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS, REACHING TO 34 KNOTS IN OPEN WATERS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO EAST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




Valid as of:2017-07-21 14:48:50


NB:
  • Coastal Water Forecasts are only valid within 60 nautical miles or 111 Kilometres (1 Degree) from the shoreline as shown from the coastal region map above.
  • Any warning areas beyond 111km from the shoreline are captured in the Ocean Water Forecasts provided below.
  • Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany thunderstorms (Microbursts).
OCEAN WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS:

NIL



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 21/07/2017 (210600 UTC).

SOUTHEAST TRADE FLOWS OVER FORECAST WATERS.



CORAL SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WIND 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




Valid as of:2017-07-21 14:40:24


SPECIAL FORECASTS

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