"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUE DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

SYNOPSIS
INCREASING SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER LOCAL AREA..

WEATHER:
VARIABLY CLOUDY WILL OCCASIONAL PASSING SHOWERS.

VISIBILITY:
20 TO 30 KILOMETERS. IN SHOWERS 2 TO 6 KILOMETERS.

WINDS:
EASTERLY AND MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS). OCCASIONALLY FRESH TO
POSSIBLY STRONG IN GUSTS; FORCE 5 TO 6 (17 TO 27 KNOTS).

SEAS:
GENERALLY MODERATE, 3 TO 7 FEET.



LOCAL WIND FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS:
EASTERLY AND MODERATE TO FRESH; FORCE 4 TO 5 (11 TO 21 KNOTS). MAINLY DURING
DAYTIME AND IN SHOWERS, OCCASIONALLY
STRONG TO POSSIBLY NEAR GALE FORCE IN GUSTS; FORCE 6 TO 7 (22 TO 33 KNOTS)
.SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING NORTH OF AREA WILL RESULT IN INCREASING WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS
ACROSS MOST OF THE BASIN AND THE TROPICAL NORTH ATLANTIC WATERS...INCLUDING ALSO THE ATLANTIC
PASSAGES BY TONIGHT.STRONG NOCTURNAL FLOW IS EXPECTED WITHIN ABOUT 90 NM OF THE COAST OF COLOMBIA...
WITH WINDS REACHING MINIMAL GALE FORCE DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT.

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CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND NORTHEAST
TO EAST 20 TO 30 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 13 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND
NORTHEAST TO EAST 20 TO 30 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 13 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 13 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 13 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET.

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CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-
.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET IN NORTH SWELL.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET IN NORTHERN SWELL.
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PLEASE FIND MORE MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION FOR OTHER SECTIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN AREA, THE TROPICAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
ON THE WEB SITE OF THE TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFNT3.shtml?text

NEXT MARINE FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 UTC.