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Marine forecast





ISSUED: March 18, 2019.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

Synopsis:
Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers., by noon mainly dry and hazy

Weather:
During this morning. more cloud patches will move over the region with a few
isolated showers from time to time. By noon a mainly dry weather will prevail..

Visibility:
15 to 30 kilometers.

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

Seas:
Moderate with wave heights between 1 to 2 meter (3 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).
Occasionally strong to near gale in gusts; force 6 to 7 (22 to 33 knots).
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Synopsis......

High pressure centered to the southeast of Bermuda
near 29N55W will support fresh to strong trade winds across much
of the central Caribbean Sea through early Wednesday, before the high
moves eastward and wind speeds diminish for the remainder of the
week. Trade winds are pulsing to minimal gale-force along the
coast of Colombia. These winds diminish to just below gale later
this morning and pulse back up to gale force Tonight into early on
Tuesday. Moderate to fresh trade winds will continue across the
remainder of the area through Friday.


Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
...GALE WARNING WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...

.Today...Northeast to East winds 30 to 35 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia diminishing to 20 to 30 knots this morning and Northeast to East 20
to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 8 to 11 feet, except 10 to 12 feet within 90 nm of
coast of Cuba.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots, except 25 to 35 knots within
90 nm of coast of Colombia. Seas 8 to 12 feet, except 10 to 13 feet within 90 nm
of coast of Colombia.
.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
East swell.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 feet in
East swell.
.Wednesday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Thursday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Thursday Night...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Friday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15
to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 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.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15
to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and
East
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday Night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.Friday...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
.Friday Night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 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.
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THE NEXT MARINE FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 UTC