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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

NIL.
WEATHER SITUATION:
Variable flow across most of the forecast areas.




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 1.0 METRES.
NORTHWEST TO WESTERLY WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED THUNDERY SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST TO EASTERLY WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED THUNDERY SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METRES.
NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METRES.
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METRES.
WESTERLY WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND AND BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.0 METRES.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED THUNDERY SHOWERS.




Valid as of:2018-02-26 06:00:26


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 AM (LOCAL) 26/02/2018 (251800 UTC)

Variable flow across most of the forecast waters.
OCEAN FORECASTS FOR PNG AREAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 AM (LOCAL).




CORAL SEA:

SEAS SMOOTH TO SLIGHT.
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS SMOOTH TO SLIGHT.
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 05/10 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT.
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




Valid as of:2018-02-26 06:02:45


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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