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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.

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.

WARNINGS:. (1). GALE WIND WARNING FOR ALL INLAND AREAS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BOARDER THRU TORRES TRAIT AND DARU AND FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND TO WEST NEW BRITAIN.

(2) STRONG WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG/INDONESIA BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU AND ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND AND ALL NEW GUINEA ISLANDS, INCLUDING CORAL, SOLOMON AND BISMARCK SEAS.

WEATHER SITUATION: Southeast trade winds.




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 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

SEAS 3.0 TO 3.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 33/48 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF LONG ISLAND TO MADANG TO BOGIA INCLUDING MANAM ISLAND

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




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS INCLUDING ALL ITS ISLANDS

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 3.0 TO 3.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 33/48 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS EAST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND TO BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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




Valid as of:2019-08-21 14:46:40


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
NB: FORECASTS ARE OUTSIDE THE 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
WARNING:


GALE FORCE CURRENT FOR WESTERN PART OF CORAL AND SOUTHERN PART OF BISMARCK SEAS.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 21/08/2019 (210600 UTC).

Southeast trade winds.



CORAL SEA:

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




SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.




PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE.
CLOCKWISE WINDS 10/20 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with rain and thunderstorms.




Valid as of:2019-08-21 14:49:40


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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