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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG / INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREME TO HOOD POINT TO ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS AND CAPE VOGEL, INCLUDING FINSCHAFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI TO LONG ISLAND AND BOUGAINVILLE.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Please be aware, winds can be a further 40 percent stronger than the
averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

WEATHER SITUATION:
SOUTHEASTERLY TRADE FLOWS.

FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT
24 HOURS FROM 02:00 PM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATER SERVICE

NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE





WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES .
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ STRAIT/ DAMPIER STRAIT INCLUDING SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA:


SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





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


SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:


SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND:


SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRESINCREASING TO 2.0 METRES IN WNB WATERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS INCRESING TO 25 KNOTS IN WNB WATERS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF BOUGAINVILLE:


SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS
ISOLATED SHOWERS:

NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms.

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WATERS OF EAST/WEST NEW BRITAIN





Valid as of:2017-09-26 10:43:13


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
WARNING:


NIL.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Please be aware, winds can be a further 40 percent stronger than the
averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.





SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 10:00 AM (LOCAL) 26/09/2017 (260020 UTC).


SOUTHEAST TRADE FLOWS OVER FORECAST WATERS.

FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 02:00 PM
AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

NB: FORECASTS ARE OUTSIDE THE 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.





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 SLIGHT TO MODERATE WITH PATCHES ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS WITH STRONG GUSTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





PACIFIC OCEAN:


SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms.

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Valid as of:2017-09-26 10:36:15


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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