"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"




Marine forecast



ISSUED: APRIL 24, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

SYNOPSIS
A MODERATE PRESSURE GRADIENT SUPPORTS GENERALLY MODERATE WINDS
THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. SINCE THERE IS NO CHANGE FORESEEN,
ALSO A MODERATE SEAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO PREVAIL.

WEATHER:
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A DRY CONDITION.

VISIBILITY:
15 TO 20 KILOMETERS IN SLIGHT HAZY CONDITION.

WINDS:
EAST TO SOUTHEAST AND MODERATE TO FRESH; FORCE 4 TO 5 (11 TO 21 KNOTS).
AN OCCASIONAL GUST TO STRONG; FORCE 6 ( 22 TO 27 KNOTS).

SEAS:
GENERALLY MODERATE WITH WAVES BETWEEN 3 AND 6 FEET.

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LOCAL WIND FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS:
EASTERLY AND MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS). OCCASIONALLY FRESH IN
GUSTS;
FORCE 5 (17 TO 21 KNOTS).
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SYNOPSIS:..... A WEAKENING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST CARIBBEAN LATE MONDAY.
THE FRONT WILL STALL FROM CENTRAL CUBA TO EAST HONDURAS ON TUESDAY WHERE IT WILL
DISSIPATE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
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CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TO NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-
.TODAY...GULF OF VENEZUELA...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND EAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO
20 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY 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.