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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: STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BORDER THRU TORESS STRAIT TO DARU TO KIWAI ISLANDS THRU THE GULF OF PAPUA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO SAMARAI ISLAND, INCLUDING ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL, AND FROM FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI/LONG ISLANDS TO KARAKAR ISLAND TO MANAM ISLAND TO WEWAK, AND INCLUDING WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN AND THE BISMARCK, SOLOMON AND THE CORAL SEAS.

WEATHER SITUATION AT 04:00 am, Tuesday, July 07, 2020.
1. Southeast TRADE wind flows dominant across most areas of the country.
2. High pressure system east of Queensland coast continue to maintain a firm ridge, enhancing the trade flows in the Coral sea and southern coast of PNG.
3. South Pacific Convergence Zone is active with more convection over Southwest Pacific Ocean.

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 THRU GULF OF PAPUA TO HOOD POINT:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.5 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25/33 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS .




WATERS OF HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND, INCLUDING EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25/33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO EAST CAPE TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN:

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS, BECOMING SCATTERED OVER FINSCHAFFEN.




WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ /DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLAND TO LONG ISLAND TO KARKAR ISLAND TO MANAM ISLAND:

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF MANAM ISLAND TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BORDER:

SEAS 1.0 TO 1.5 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 1.0 TO 1.5 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND, EAST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS O.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15/20 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN COASTLINE.

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




Valid as of:2020-07-07 07:26:03


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:


STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR CORAL, SOLOMON AND SOUTHWEST BISMARCK SEAS.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) 7/07/2020 (061800 UTC).

1. Southeast TRADE wind flows dominant across most areas of the country.
2. High pressure system east of Queensland coast continue to maintain a firm ridge, enhancing the trade flows in the Coral sea and southern coast of PNG.
3. South Pacific Convergence Zone is active with more convection over Southwest Pacific Ocean.

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




CORAL SEA

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/33 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA

SEAS MODERATE TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA

SEAS MODERATE TO PATCHES ROUGH.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN

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

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




Valid as of:2020-07-07 07:19:33


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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