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FINAL STRONG WIND WARNING FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS Of NORTHERN PNG/ INDONESIAN BORDER TO VANIMO TO MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS AND NORTH WESTERN SECTOR OF BISMARCK 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: Trough lies at 06S142E 14S170E, near stationary. 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 TO DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT TO SAMARAI ISLAND

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. NORTHWEST TENDING CLOCKWISE WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS, BECOMING SCATTERED WITH THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN GULF OF PAPUA.



WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES. EAST TO SOUTHEAST TENDING SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WTIH RAIN AREAS.



WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.2 METRES. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.



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

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES. SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

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



WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 1.0 TO 1.5 METRES. SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS..



WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 0.5 TO 1.5 METRES. SOUTHWEST TENDING NORTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN



Valid as of:2019-01-18 07:51:14


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
WARNINGS:

NIL.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 18/01/2019 (180600 UTC)

Trough Lies 06S142E to 10S170E, near stationary.

OCEAN FORECASTS FOR PNG AREAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 08.00PM (LOCAL).




CORAL SEA:

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




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT.
NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2019-01-18 15:31:18


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