"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"




Marine forecast



ISSUED: MARCH 26, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

SYNOPSIS
DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE WEST ATLANTIC TO THE NORTH
OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA ALLOWS A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA TO SUPPORT A GENERALLY GENTLE WIND WITH SLIGHT TO LOCALLY
MODERATE SEAS. NORTHEAST SWELLS WILL CAUSE MODEST BREAKING WAVES OFF
THE NORTH FACING COASTS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

WEATHER:
GENERALLY PARTLY CLOUDY WITH AN OVERALL DRY CONDITION TODAY.
SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS FORESEEN INTO MONDAY MORNING.

VISIBILITY:
20 TO 30 KILOMETERS.

WINDS:
EASTERLY AND GENTLE TO MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS).
OCCASIONALLY TO POSSIBLY FRESH IN GUSTS; FORCE 5 (17 TO 21 KNOTS).

SEAS:
SLIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE WITH WAVES 2 TO 5 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 LIGHT TO GENTLE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS).

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SYNOPSIS:......LARGE NORTH SWELL WILL PROPAGATE THROUGH TROPICAL NORTH ATLANTIC
WATERS
AND NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN PASSAGES THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. A TROUGH SUPPORTING
SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE MONA PASSAGE TO ABC ISLANDS WILL SLOWLY DISSIPATE
THROUGH TODAY.
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING NORTH OF THE CARIBBEAN NEAR 21N68W WILL MAINTAIN A LIGHT
WIND
REGIME ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
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CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NORTHEAST TO EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
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CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-
.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND EAST 10
TO
15 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 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

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