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Marine forecast





ISSUED: August 12, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
An extended high pressure sustains a moderate to fresh trade wind across the
local waters.
Winds and seas will subside somewhat in the course of the beginning of next
week.

Weather:
Mainly partly cloudy sky and mainly dry weather will prevail.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (7 to 16 knots).
Occasionally fresh in gusts; force 5 (17 to 21 knots).

Seas:
Moderate with wave heights between 3 and 6 feet.

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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (7 to 16 knots).
Occasionally fresh in gusts; force 5 (17 to 21 knots).
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Synopsis...High pressure north of the area will maintain fresh
to strong winds over the south-central Caribbean through Tue.
Strong to minimal gale force winds are expected along the coast
of Colombia and Gulf of Venezuela through early this morning.
Winds and seas over the Caribbean will subside during mid-week as
the high pressure ridge over the western Atlantic weakens slightly.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft within 90 nm
of coast of Colombia, and 8 to 12 ft elsewhere.
.TONIGHT...Within 90 nm of coast of Colombia, NE to E winds
20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Elsewhere, NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10
ft.
.TUE...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 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