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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL THE COASTAL WATERS OF HOOD POINT TO AROMA COAST TO SAMARAI ISLANDS INCLUDING EASTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS; WATERS FROM DAMPIER STRAIT TO LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO MANAM ISLAND TO EAST SEPIK AND ALL WATERS OF MANUS, WEST COAST OF NEW HANDOVER ISLAND, WATERS OF SIMBERI AND LIHIR ISLANDS AND THE OCEAN WATERS OF THE BISMARCK SEA.<.> PLEASE BE AWARE:<.> Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.<.> WEATHER SITUATION AT 04.00 pm, Monday, January 20, 2020.<.> Monsoon Trough at 13S157E 13S170E, slow moving.<.> FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT 08:00 PM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. <.> NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE <.>



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 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES, INCREASING TO 3.0 METERS. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 33 KNOTS OVER HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLANDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METRES, INCREASING TO 3.0 METERS. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 25/33 KNOTS IN PARTS OF EASTERN ISLANDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS..



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 20 KNOTS OVER SAMARAI ISLANDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES, INCREASING TO 2.0 METERS. NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 1020 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 25 KNOTS OVER LONG ISLAND WATERS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



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

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES. NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 25/33 KNOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS..



WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES. NORTHWEST WINDS 25/33 KNOTS INCREASING. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO EAST NEW BRITAIN & BOUGANIVILLE:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 25 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.. NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 15/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN



Valid as of:2020-01-20 14:51:50


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
WARNING:

STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR BISMARCK SEA.<.> PLEASE BE AWARE:<.> Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.<.>



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) , 21/01/2020 (201800 UTC)<.>

Monsoon Trough at 11S157E TO 11S170E, slow moving.<.>



CORAL SEA:<.>

SEAS MODERATE.<.> SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.<.> ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS<.>



SOLOMON SEA:<.>

SEAS SLIGHT.<.> SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.<.> ISOLATED SHOWERS.<.>



BISMARCK SEA:<.>

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS.<.> NORTHWEST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.<.> SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.<.>



PACIFIC OCEAN:<.>

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.<.> WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.<.> ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.<.> <.> NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with Severe Thunderstorms.<.> NNNN<.>



Valid as of:2020-01-21 07:08:56


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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