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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

WARNINGS: FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG / INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT TO DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT INCLUDING PARTS OF MILNE BAY ISLANDS, THROUGH FINSCHAFFEN VITIAZ / DAMPIER STRAIT TO SIASSI AND LONG ISLAND AND WEST NEW BRITAIN WATERS.

WEATHER SITUATION:
SOUTHEASTERLY TRADE FLOWS.




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 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

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




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

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/34 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 1.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

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




WATERS OF EAST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE:

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




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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




Valid as of:2017-09-22 12:57:18


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:

NIL.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 10:00 AM (LOCAL) 22/09/2017 (220001 UTC).

SOUTHEAST TRADE FLOWS OVER FORECAST WATERS.

OCEAN FORECASTS FOR PNG AREAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 02:00 PM (LOCAL).




CORAL SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA:

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




BISMARCK SEA:

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




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:2017-09-22 13:09:25


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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