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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

NIL. 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: Trough lies 04S142E to 11S170E , slow moving with East to Southeasterly wind flow dominant across the country. 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 SOUTHERN PNG /INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/ AROMA COAST TO SAMARAI ISLAND:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS, REACHING 25 KNOTS AT TIMES OVER TORRES STRAIT AND DARU. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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

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



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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO NEW BRITAIN TO BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN



Valid as of:2019-04-22 14:15:59


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. 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) Monday, 22 April 2019 (220600 UTC).

Trough lies 04S142E to 11S170E , slow moving with East to Southeasterly wind flow dominant across the country. 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 PATCHES ROUGH. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS



BISMARCK SEA:

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



PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN



Valid as of:2019-04-22 14:12:17


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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