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Marine forecast



ISSUED: September 22 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
Patches of clouds continues to move across the local region and will induce
shower activities. Because of a weak pressure gradient across the area this will
result in a generally weak and variable wind through the next several days.

Weather:
Partly cloudy, occasionally cloudy with scattered showers or thundershower.

Visibility:
25 to 40 kilometers.

Winds:
Variable with a light to gentle breeze. Possibly an occasional gust to moderate;
force 2 to 4 (4 to 16 knots). .

Seas:
Tranquil with waves of less than 3 foot. northeast swells will cause locally
rough seas.



Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Variable light to gentle; force 2 to 4 (4 to 16 knots).
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.Synopsis:....... Hurricane Maria is centered at 21.6N 70.6W 959 mb at
5 AM EDT moving NW or 315 degrees at 6 kt. Maximum sustained
winds are 110 kt with gusts to 135 kt. Maria is forecast to weaken
some as it reaches near 22.6N 71.1W early this afternoon, then
to near 24.2N 71.7W late tonight, to near 25.9N 72.2W early
Saturday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds 100 kt gusts to
120 kt and continue to pull further away from Caribbean Sea region
into Sunday evening. Moderate to locally fresh trades will return
across the area by Sunday evening. Strong nocturnal trades will
resume along the NW coast of Venezuela, along the NE coast of
Colombia and across the Gulf of Honduras on Mon evening, with
pockets of locally strong trades expected over the S central
Caribbean Monday night into Tuesday and again on Tuesday night.

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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.TODAY...W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft in NE swell.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to NE to E
late. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...E to SE winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 3 ft late.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.TODAY...N to NE winds less than 5 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E to
SE 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...Gulf of Venezuela, NE winds 5 kt, shifting to SW to W less
than 5 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
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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.