"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: MAY 25, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

CODE YELLOW: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION BECAUSE OF ABOVE
NORMAL WIND AND SEAS.

SYNOPSIS
A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MAINTAINS A FRESH TO STRONG EASTERLY TRADES
OVER THE LOCAL WATERS. WIND DRIVEN WAVES COULD BUILD TO ABOUT 9 FOOT.
A GRADUAL WEAKENING WIND HEREAFTER ONTO THE WEEKEND.

WEATHER:
GENERALLY PARTLY CLOUDY AND HAZY.

VISIBILITY:
AROUND 10 KILOMETERS IN HAZE.

WINDS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST AND FRESH TO STRONG; FORCE 5 TO 6 (17 TO 27 KNOTS).
OCCASIONALLY NEAR GALE IN GUSTS; FORCE 7 (28 TO 33 KNOTS)

SEAS:
MODERATE TO ROUGH WITH WAVES OF 5 TO 8 FOOT. HIGHER OVER THE EXPOSED WATERS.


LOCAL WIND FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS:
EASTERLY AND MODERATE TO FRESH; FORCE 4 TO 5 (11 TO 21 KNOTS).
OCCASIONALLY STRONG; FORCE 6 (22 TO 27 KNOTS).
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SYNOPSIS:....
FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN THROUGH SAT...THEN SUBSIDE SUN. WINDS WILL FRESHEN
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS OVER THE GULF OF HONDURAS. GENTLE TO
MODERATE WINDS WILL PREVAIL ELSEWHERE.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND E 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.FRI...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN E SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN E SWELL.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN E SWELL.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.MON 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...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND E 20 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND E 20 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND E
15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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.