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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF BOGIA TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO VANIMO AND NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER INCLUDING MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS AND NEW IRELAND.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
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:
Slow moving trough 06S142E to 17S170E.
Southeast to Southwest air-flows over south of 5 south and West to Northwest air-flows/surges over north of 5 south.

FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT
24 HOURS FROM 02:00 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 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS OVER SAMARAI ISLANDS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHWEST TO WESTERLY WINDS 15/20 KNOTS, REACHING 25 KNOTS AT TIMES.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.





WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS, REACHING 25 KNOTS AT TIMES OVER SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.





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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN.



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


SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
NORTHWEST WINDS 20/30 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH AREAS OF RAIN.





WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:


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





WATERS OF NEW IRELAND:





WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO BOUGAINVILLE:


SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
WESTERLY TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN OVER WEST NEW BRITAIN.
NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe showers and or thunderstorms.

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Valid as of:2017-12-18 09:39:44


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
WARNING:


NIL.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
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.





SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 10.00 AM (LOCAL) 18/12/2017 (1800001 UTC)


Slow moving trough 06S142E to 17S170E.
Southeast to Southwest air-flows over south of 5 south and West to Northwest surge/air-flows over north of 5 south.

FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 02:00 PM
AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.





CORAL SEA:


SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.





SOLOMON SEA:


SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.





BISMARCK SEA:


SEAS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH..
WESTERLY TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN.





PACIFIC OCEAN:


SEAS MODERATE TO RATHER ROUGH.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH AREAS OF RAIN.


NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms.


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Valid as of:2017-12-18 09:32:45


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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