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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

WARNINGS : STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND TO EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ /DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA TO MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS, INCLUDING BISMARCK SEA.

WEATHER SITUATION:
Southeasterly trade flow across most of the area.




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 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 34 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 34 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

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




WATERS OF EAST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




Valid as of:2018-07-23 12:37:30


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:

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR BISMARCK SEA.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 23/07/2018 (230600 UTC)

Southeasterly trade flow across most of the area.

OCEAN FORECASTS FOR PNG AREAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 PM (LOCAL).




CORAL SEA:

SEAS RATHER ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS RATHER ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH. SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST TO CLOCKWISE WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




Valid as of:2018-07-23 12:33:38


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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