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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

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.




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.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
NORTHEAST TO EASTERLY WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

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




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE

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




WATERS OF EAST/WEST NEW BRITAIN

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

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




Valid as of:2019-12-10 09:53:31


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
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 10:00 AM (LOCAL) , 10/12/2019 (092341 UTC).

Trough EQ148E to low 1007 hPa near 10S149E to 17S154E. Forecast EQ146E to low 1008 hPa near 12S146E to 20S151E at 110000UTC.



CORAL SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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




Valid as of:2019-12-10 09:56:33


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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