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COASTAL WATER FORECASTS
WARNINGS

NB: FORECASTS ARE WITHIN 08 NAUTICAL MILES OR 32 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 WIND WARNING CURRENT FOR ALL COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS TO CAPE VOGEL TO FINSCHAFFEN THRU DAMPIER/VITIAZ STRAIT TO SIASSI ISLAND TO LONG ISLAND TO MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS AND EAST TO WEST NEW BRITAIN AND NEW IRELAND, AND ALSO ST. GEORGE CHANNEL INCLUDING SOLOMON & 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 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.




WATERS OF EASTERN & WESTERN MILNE BAY ISLANDS

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 20/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED 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 2.5 TO 3.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.




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

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




WATERS OF MANUS AND ITS WESTERN GROUP OF ISLANDS:

SEAS 1.5 TO 2.5 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS




WATERS OF EAST/WEST NEW BRITAIN TO NEW IRELAND:

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




WATERS OF BOUGAINVILLE:

SEAS 1.0 TO 2.0 METRES.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15/25 KNOTS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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




WATERS OF EAST/WEST NEW BRITAIN





Valid as of:2019-07-20 12:29:06


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:

STRONG WIND WARNING FOR SOLOMON AND BISMARCK SEAS. 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.



SYNOPTIC SITUATION AT 04:00 PM (LOCAL) 20/07/2019 (200600 UTC)

Southeast trade winds SURGE. FORECAST FOR THE OCEAN WATERS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS FROM 08:00 PM AS ISSUED BY PAPUA NEW GUINEA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NB: FORECASTS ARE OUTSIDE THE 60 NAUTICAL MILES OR 111 KILOMETRES FROM THE COASTLINE.



CORAL SEA:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



SOLOMON SEA:

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



BISMARCK SEA:

SEAS ROUGH TO HIGH SEA. SOUTHEAST WINDS 25/34 KNOTS AND GUSTING TO 48 KNOTS AT TIMES. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



PACIFIC OCEAN:

SEAS SLIGHT TO MODERATE. EAST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10/20 KNOTS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. NB: Squally or gusty winds are expected to accompany areas with severe thunderstorms. NNNN.



Valid as of:2019-07-20 17:02:13


SPECIAL FORECASTS
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