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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

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

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.

WARNINGS: 1). STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO EASTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND AND WEST NEW BRITAIN TO MANUS AND ST. GEORGE CHANNEL, INCLUDING CORAL, SOLOMON AND BISMARCK SEAS.

(2). GALE WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR COASTAL WATERS OF FINCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLANDS AND LONG ISLAND AND WESTERN WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN INCLUDING BISMARCK SEA.

WEATHER SITUATION: Southeast trade winds.




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, INCREASING TO 48 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

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




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

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




WATERS EAST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 48 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2019-08-18 15:26:48


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

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

WARNING:


GALE FORCE CURRENT FOR BISMARCK SEA.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 18/08/2019 (180600 UTC).

Southeast trade winds.



CORAL SEA:

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




SOLOMON SEA:

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




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 48 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.
CLOCKWISE WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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




Valid as of:2019-08-18 15:29:46


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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