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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG /INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS, AND FROM SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN TO WASU POINT TO DAMPIER/ VITIAZ STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLAND TO LONG ISLAND INCLUDING WEST NEW BRITAIN & CORAL SEA. 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. WEATHER SITUATION: Southeast Trade winds. FORECAST FOR THE SMALL CRAFTS WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 AM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATER SERVICE NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.



WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG /INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/ AROMA COAST TO SAMARAI ISLAND:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, WITH STRONGER GUSTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/30 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.0 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 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 20/30 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA TO WEWAK TO AITAPE TO VANIMO AND NORTHERN PNG / INDONESIAN BORDER:

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



WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

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



WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 30 KNOTS OVER WNB. ISOLATED SHOWERS, BECOMING SCATTERED OVER ENB/NORTH BOUGAINVILLE. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN.



Valid as of:2019-05-20 07:01:15


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
WARNING:

STRONG WIND WARNING FOR CORAL SEA. 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.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 AM (LOCAL) 20/05/2019 (191800 UTC)

Southeast Trade flows. FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 AM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.



CORAL SEA:

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEAS.. SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS, WITH STRONGER GUSTS REACHING 48 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO RATHER ROUGH. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN.



Valid as of:2019-05-20 06:56:27


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