"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: July 16, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
A weak tropical wave will move today over the local waters and cause some brief
isolated shower activity.

Weather:
Partly to briefly mostly cloudy with a few isolated showers.

Visibility:
10 to 20 kilometers in a slight hazy condition.

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

Seas:
Generally moderate with wave heights between 3 to 6 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).
This afternoon and Tuesday occasionally strong to near gale in gusts; force 6 to
7 (22 to 33 knots).
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Synopsis....Strong high pressure anchored in the north-central Atlantic
extending a ridge to the northern Caribbean will support
fresh to near gale force winds in the south-central and great portions of the
Southwest Caribbean. Gale force winds are within 90 nm
off the coast of Colombia through later this morning...resuming Tuesday night
and Wednesday night.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
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....GALE WARNING...
.Today...Within 90 nm of coast of Colombia, East winds 25 to 35 knots, shifting
to Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
.Elsewhere, Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 13 feet.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots within 90 nm of coast of
.Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots within 90 nm of coast of
.Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 feet in
North swell.
.Tuesday Night...East winds 25 to 35 knots within 90 nm of coast of Colombia,
and Northeast to East 20 to 30 knots
.Elsewhere. Seas 8 to 13 feet. Wednesday...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to
11 feet in North swell.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 25 to 35 knots within 90 nm of coast of
.Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 30 knots elsewhere. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Thursday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
.Friday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in North swell.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in
North swell.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
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Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 20 to 25 knots
elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15
to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday Night...East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to 20
knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Wednesday Night...East
winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Thursday Night...East
winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Friday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Friday Night...East winds
15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 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
. NEXT MARINE FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 UTC