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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG / INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT INCLUDING FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA AND ALSO WEST NEW BRITAIN WATERS.



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

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EAST OF HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND:

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




WATERS OF EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS:

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




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 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS, REACHING 34 KNOTS AT TIMES.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 1.0 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH AREAS OF RAIN.




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO EAST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE:

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




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
. SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH AREAS OF RAIN.




Valid as of:2017-05-27 09:27:58


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.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) 28/05/2017 (271800 UTC)

FRESH TO STRONG SOUTHEAST TRADE WINDS PREVAILING OVER THE FORECAST WATERS.



CORAL SEA:

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




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO RATHER ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

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




Valid as of:2017-05-28 06:54:18


SPECIAL FORECASTS

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