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Marine forecast



ISSUED: February 23, 2018.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
Even tough winds subside gradually during the next several days, seas will
continue
a bit choppy over the northern and eastern zones today. Wind driven waves could
still reach
8 foot over these areas.

Weather:
variably cloudy with a couple of isolated showers.

Visibility:
18 to 25 kilometers. 5 km in heavier showers.

Winds:
East-northeast and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally strong to possibly near gale in gusts; force 6 to 7 (22 to 33
knots).

Seas:
Moderate to locally fairly rough with wave heights between 4 and 8 foot.
The highest seas are over the exposed waters and the northern coastal area.

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CODE YELLOW: .CAUTION FOR LOCALLY ROUGH SEAS.
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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
East-northeast and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (7 to 16 knots).
Occasionally fresh to possibly strong; force 5 to 6 (17 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis:...Winds will reach minimal gale near the coast of
Colombia this morning, then remain below gale force through Tuesday.
Strong high pressure North of the area will support fresh to strong
trade winds east of 80W through Tonight. Winds and seas will
gradually diminish Saturday through Monday night as the high weakens.

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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet Within
90 nm of coast of Colombia, and 12 to 16 feet elsewhere.
Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 12 to 16 feet Within
90 nm of coast of Colombia, and 10 to 14 feet elsewhere.
Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet.
Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Sunday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Monday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet.
Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
Today...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and Northeast to
East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 10 to 14 feet.
Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and Northeast
to East 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Saturday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet.
Sunday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
Monday...Northeast to East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet.
Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet.
. 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.