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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

WARNING:

RENEWAL STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN PNG/INDONESIAN BORDER INCLUDING DAMPIER AND VITIAZ STRAITS TO SIAASI AND LONG ISLANDS AND WEST NEW BRITAIN.

WARNING NOTE:

STRONG SOUTHEAST TO WESTERLY WINDS OF 25/34 KNOTS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS CAUSING ROUGH SEAS.

SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04 :00 pm, Monday, April 12, 2021

[1] Trough lies over mainland PNG to Southern Bismarck Sea extending over New Britain and Solomon Sea into Coral sea.

[2] Southeast to Westerly airflow prevail over most parts of the country.




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 1.3 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL AND EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS:

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




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METERS. SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 20/25 KNOT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METERS.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




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

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.5 METERS.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 20/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METERS.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF NEW IRELAND TO EAST NEW BRITAIN AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METERS.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS, TENDING CLOCKWISE OVER NIP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METERS.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2021-04-12 15:45:28


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 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 12/04/2021 (120600 UTC).

[1] Trough lies over Southern Bismarck Sea extending over New Britain and Solomon Sea into Coral sea.

[2] Southwest to Northwest airflow prevail over most parts of the country




1. CORAL SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




2. SOLOMON SEA:

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




3. BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE & PATCHES ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST TENDING WESTERLY WINDS OF 10/20 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 20/30 OVER NORTHWEST QUADRANT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.




4. PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SMOOTH TO SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 05/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2021-04-12 15:40:08


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