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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:
STRONG WINDS WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG INDONESIAN BORDER THRU TORRES STRAIT AND DARU TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST, INCLUDING ALL MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ/DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND AND WEST NEW BRITAIN INCLUDING SOUTH OF BISMARCK,WEST OF SOLOMON AND CORAL SEAS.

WEATHER SITUATION AT 04:00 AM, Monday, October 21, 2019.

South-easterly winds over most of area.




WATERS OF SOUTHERN PNG /INDONESIAN BORDER THROUGH TORRES STRAIT AND DARU:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF DARU TO KIWAI ISLAND TO KEREMA TO YULE ISLAND TO HOOD POINT/AROMA COAST TO SAMARAI ISLAND:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/33 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN AND WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF SAMARAI ISLAND TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/30 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF FINSCHAFFEN THRU VITIAZ /DAMPIER STRAITS TO SIASSI ISLANDS TO LONG ISLAND:

SEAS 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/33 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 0.5 TO 1.3 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/15 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




WATERS OF EAST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND AND BOUGANIVILLE:

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




WATERS OF WEST NEW BRITAIN:

SEAS 2.0 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/32 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH RAIN AREAS.

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




Valid as of:2019-10-21 09:31:29


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
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.
WARNING
:


NIL



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 10:00 AM (LOCAL) , 21/10/2019 (200001 UTC).

South-easterly winds over most of area.



1. CORAL SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




2. SOLOMON SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




3. BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS MODERATE TO ROUGH.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/33 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.




4. PACIFIC OCEAN:

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

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




Valid as of:2019-10-21 09:34:09


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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