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Marine forecast





ISSUED: December 15, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
A moderate pressure pattern supports a moderate to fresh trades across the
forecast waters.
Waves will peak to about 7 foot.

Weather:
Partly cloudy sky in general.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally strong in gusts; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Generally moderate with wave heights between 1.5 and 2 meters (5 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; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis....A cold front in the Northwest Caribbean from the Yucatan
channel to Belize will stall and slowly dissipate through Monday.
Strong north winds are forecast West of the front in the Gulf of
Honduras through early Sunday. Fresh to strong trade winds will
prevail across the Caribbean East of 80W through early Sunday, with
highest winds at night off the Northwest coast of Colombia. Large north
swell will reach the Leewards Today and spread through the Northeast
Atlantic passages through Sunday.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet.
Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 9 to 13 feet.
Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Monday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Wednesday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Wednesday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Monday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Monday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Tuesday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Wednesday Night...East winds 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.

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