PAPUA NEW GUINEA GOVERNMENT

National Weather Service

COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

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

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

WARNING: NIL.

WEATHER SITUATION AT 04:00 am, Monday, October 26, 2020.

• A weak trough line lies east of Solomon Islands and another lying over the mainland PNG, causing some convective activities over Bougainville & New Britain and mainland PNG.
• Northeast to Southeast winds flows continue to be dominant over most areas of the country.

FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS VALID AT 08:00 am:




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 1.3 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO EAST CAPE TO CAPE VOGEL THRU HUON GULF TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 05/10 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO KARKAR ISLAND TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO THE NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BORDER

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
NORTHEAST TO EASTERLY WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EAST/WEST NEW BRITAIN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2020-10-26 06:08:42


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:
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

WARNING:


NIL.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) 26/10/2020 (251800 UTC).

• A weak trough line lies east of Solomon Islands and another lying over the mainland PNG, causing some convective activities over Bougainville & New Britain and mainland PNG.
• Northeast to Southeast winds flows continue to be dominant over most areas of the country.

FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT 08:00 AM




CORAL SEA

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



SOLOMON SEA

SEAS SMOOTH TO SLIGHT.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 05/10 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA

SEAS SMOOTH TO SLIGHT.
EASTERLY TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 05/10 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHEAST TO EASTERLY WINDS OF 10/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with Severe Thunderstorms.




Valid as of:2020-10-26 06:03:11


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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