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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING: RENEWAL STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF THE COUNTRY, EXCEPT FOR MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS AND NEW IRELAND, INCLUDING BISMARK SEA. GALE WIND WARNING: RENEWAL GALE WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR CORAL SEA AND SOLOMON SEA, INCLUDING ALL COASTAL WATERS OF DARU TO KIWAI ISLANDS TO KEREMA TO HOODPOINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND AND EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS, AS WELL AS VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI/LONG ISLANDS AND WEST NEW BRITAIN. STORM FORCE WIND WARNING: RENEWAL OF STORM FORCE WINDS FOR CORAL SEA, INCLUDING ALL COASTAL WATERS OF HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO SUAU TO SAMARAI ISLANDS AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS (SUDEST, ROSSEL & MISIMA).



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 4.0 TO 5.0 METERS, RISING TO 7.0 METERS ALONG HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS REACHING 64 KNOTS OVER HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 4.0 TO 5.0 METERS RISING TO 7.0 METERS ALONG SAMARAI ISLAND AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS REACHING 64 KNOTS OVER SAMARIA ISLAND AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15/25 KNOTS WITH STRONGER GUSTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



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

SEAS 4.0 TO 5.0 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS, WITH STRONGER GUSTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS



WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.5 METERS,RISING TO 4.5 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25/34 KNOTS WITH GUSTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



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

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.5 METERS,RISING TO 4.5 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25/34 KNOTS WITH GUSTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15/25 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS



WATERS OF NEW IRELAND

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15/25 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS



WATERS OF EAST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METERS. NORTHWEST TO NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25/34 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN

SEAS 4.0 TO 5.0 METERS. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



Valid as of:2021-03-04 19:09:31


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
FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT 08:00 PM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

STRONG WIND WARNING: RENEWAL STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF THE COUNTRY, EXCEPT FOR MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS AND NEW IRELAND, INCLUDING BISMARK SEA. GALE WIND WARNING: RENEWAL GALE WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR CORAL SEA AND SOLOMON SEA, INCLUDING ALL COASTAL WATERS OF DARU TO KIWAI ISLANDS TO KEREMA TO HOODPOINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND AND EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS, AS WELL AS VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI/LONG ISLANDS AND WEST NEW BRITAIN. STORM FORCE WIND WARNING: RENEWAL OF STORM FORCE WINDS FOR CORAL SEA, INCLUDING ALL COASTAL WATERS OF HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO SUAU TO SAMARAI ISLANDS AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS (SUDEST, ROSSEL & MISIMA).



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 pm (LOCAL) 4/03/2021 (040600 UTC)

[1] Active monsoon trough extends across Coral Sea with Tropical Cyclone NIRAN 974hPa near, 14.9S148.1E. Forecast TC NIRAN 962hPa near 16.4S152.1 at 041800UTC. [2] Northwest Monsoon flow prevailing throughout the area.



CORAL SEA

SEAS VERY ROUGH TO HIGH. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS REACHING STORM FORCE WINDS OF 48/64 KNOTS . SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS



SOLOMON SEA

SEAS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 34/48 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



BISMARCK SEA

SEAS ROUGH. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25/34 KNOTS, WITH STRONGER GUSTS,. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



PACIFIC OCEAN

SEAS MODERATE. NORTHEAST TO NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS



Valid as of:2021-03-04 19:13:30


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