PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNMENT

National Weather Service

COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

1. GALE FORCE WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF MILNE BAY PROVINCE, INCLUDING FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND, AND FROM NEW BRITAIN TO BOUGAINVILLE, ALSO THE OCEAN WATERS OF SOLOMON, SOUTH OF BISMARCK AND PACIFIC OCEAN. & 2. STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL INLAND & COASTAL / OCEAN WATERS OF WESTERN PROVINCE TO GULF PROVINCE TO CENTRAL PROVINCE FROM HOOD POINT TO ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS, INCLUDING FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ STRAIT/SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO VANIMO TO NORTHERN PNG/ INDONESIAN BORDER AND NEW GUINEA ISLANDS, ALSO INCLUDING CORAL, SOLOMON, BISMARCK SEAS AND PACIFIC OCEAN. 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: TC-OMA 985 hPa near 18.7S162.5E, ENHANCING THE SURGES. FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 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 EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.5 METRES. NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

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



WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ /DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.5 METRES. NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS..



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

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES. NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS..



WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

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



WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.5 METRES. NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN



Valid as of:2019-02-19 13:37:44


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:

GALE FORCE & STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL SEAS/OCEAN WATERS. 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.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 19/02/2019 (190600 UTC)

TC-OMA 985 hPa near 18.7S162.5E, ENHANCING THE SURGES FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 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 MODERATE TO BECOMING ROUGH. SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS GUSTING TO 48 KNOTS EASTERN SIDE OF CORAL SEAS. ISOLATED SHOWERS



SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 25/34 KNOTS REACHING 48 KNOTS IN SW SIDE OF BISMARK SEAS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms NNNN



Valid as of:2019-02-19 13:34:45


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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