"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"




Marine forecast



ISSUED: October 21, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

Synopsis:
Patches of cloudiness will move from time to time across the local area with
some isolated showers.

Weather:
Variably cloudy with a couple of showers.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometer. Deteriorates in haze to about 15 kilometer.

Winds:
Easterly and fresh to strong; force 5 to 6 (17 to 27 knots).
Occasionally near gale force in gusts; force 7 (28 to 33 knots).

Seas:
Fairly rough to locally rough with wave heights between 4 and 8 foot. Locally to
3 meter (up to 9 foot).

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CODE YELLOW: CAUTION FOR FAIRLY ROUGH SEAS.

Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally strong in gusts; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis:.... A tropical wave along 86W will continue to move
through Central America Today. move across the rest of the
western Caribbean Tonight and inland in Central America on
Saturday. A second tropical wave along 78W/79W will move across
the rest of the western Caribbean Sea, and inland in Central
America Today through Monday. Scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms with gusty winds will accompany these waves. Fresh
to locally strong trades will cover the central Caribbean until
noon Monday. A pre-frontal trough will enter the Northwest Caribbean
Sea late Monday night into Tuesday, and reach from central Cuba
to near 17N84W early on Wednesday. The trough will be followed
by a cold front that is expected to move into the Northwest Caribbean
on Wednesday. Low pressure may form in the far Southwest Caribbean on
Monday and persist into Friday.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Scattered showers.
Sunday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in North swell.
Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Monday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in North swell.
Tuesday...East to Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Tuesday Night...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Wednesday...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Wednesday Night...South to Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in North swell.
Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 20 to 25 knots
elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 feet in North swell.
Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in North swell.
Monday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Monday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Tuesday Night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Wednesday...East to Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Wednesday Night...East to Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 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.