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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

WARNINGS:(1) STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS AND PARTS OF INLAND AREAS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA INCLUDING THE CORAL, SOLOMON, BISMARCK AND PACIFIC OCEAN, EXCEPT FOR MADANG TO BOGIA TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO VANIMO AND NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER.

WARNINGS:(2) GALE WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ /DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND.

WEATHER SITUATION:
SOUTHEASTERLY TRADE FLOW ACROSS MOST OVER THE AREAS.




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.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS, REACHING TO 34 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 34/48 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




Valid as of:2018-08-15 06:15:43


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 ALL SEAS.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) 15/08/2018 (141800 UTC)

South to Southeasterly trade flow.

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




CORAL SEA:

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




SOLOMON SEA:

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




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS RATHER ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHERLY WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




Valid as of:2018-08-15 06:12:38


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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