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Marine forecast



ISSUED: January 19, 2018.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

Synopsis:
A moderate wind supports a rather tranquil local seas during this forecast
period. Winds are expected to increase during the weekend.

Weather:
Partly cloudy with shower activity possible mainly during this morning.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers.

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

Seas:
Tranquil to locally moderate with wave heights between 2 to 6 foot. The highest
waves are in breakers
along the northern coastline.

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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).
A few occasional gusts to possibly strong; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis: A stationary front extending Southwest from the Windward
Passage to Northeast Costa Rica will gradually dissipate through Saturday
night. Strong trades will pulse along the Northwest coast of Colombia
through Tuesday night, except increasing to a minimal gale on Saturday
night. Strong Northeast to East winds will spread North across the Central
Caribbean waters during the weekend. Fresh trades will develop
across the tropical Atlantic waters East of the Windwards Tonight, with
seas building to 8 feet on Sunday and continuing through Tuesday.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in Northeast to East
swell.
Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to East
swell.
Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots Within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 8 to 12 feet in
Northeast to East swell.
Sunday...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots diminishing to 20 to 25 knots early.
Seas 9 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 9 to 11 feet in Northeast to
East swell.
Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to East swell.
Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to
East swell.
Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to East
swell.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to
East swell.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
Today...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Sunday Night...East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Monday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Tuesday Night...East winds 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.