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Marine forecast



ISSUED: June 23, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
Ridge of high pressure will reestablish over the region, maintain a stiff trade
wind flow during this weekend.
This will lead to locally fairly rough seas during the weekend and likely
beyond.

Weather:
Partly cloudy with a mainly dry weather condition. An isolated shower could
develop early Saturday morning.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
A few higher gusts to possibly strong; force 6 ( 22 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Today, slight to moderate with waves up to 5 feet. This afternoon through the
rest of the weekend, moderate to locally fairly roughwith waves to 7 feet.

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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Higher gusts to strong and possibly near gale; force 6 to 7 (22 to 33 knots).
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Synopsis.....A tropical wave approaching Nicaragua will move
through the Northwest Caribbean through early Saturday. Another tropical
wave in the central Caribbean will exit the western Caribbean
Sunday night. A third tropical wave approaching Barbados will move
across the eastern Caribbean through late Saturday, then the central
and western Caribbean by early next week. Trade winds over the
south central Caribbean will strengthen and expand in areal
coverage across the basin through early next week as high
pressure builds across the central Atlantic. Winds could reach
near gale force along the coast of Colombia by Saturday night.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet in East swell.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots within 90 nm of coast of Colombia,
and East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East swell.
.Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 30 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Monday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East swell.
.Tuesday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in Northeast to East
swell.
.Tuesday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in Northeast to
East swell.
.Wednesday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East swell.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East swell.

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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 East 20 to
25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 25 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 20 to
25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East swell.
.Sunday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East swell.
.Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 20 to
25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East swell.
.Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Monday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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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