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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.

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.

WARNINGS: STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL INLAND AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER TO TORRES STRAIT TO DARU TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHHAFEN THROUGH VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLAND TO LONG ISLAND TO WEST NEW BRITAIN.
WEATHER SITUATION AT 04:00 PM, Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

South-easterly flow over most of 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 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

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




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

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




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

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




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EAST NEW BRITAIN, NEW IRELAND AND BOUGAINVILLE:

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




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/30 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2019-09-17 16:40:55


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
NB: FORECASTS ARE OUTSIDE THE 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.

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.

WARNING:


NIL.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 17/09/2019 (170600 UTC).

South-easterly flow over most of area.

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




CORAL SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO RATHER ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/30 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS MODERATE.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA:

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




PACIFIC OCEAN:

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

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




Valid as of:2019-09-17 16:35:54


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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