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Marine forecast



ISSUED: December 16, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAÇAO:

Synopsis:
An increased pressure pattern supports stronger winds across the local waters
through the
next several days. Given this, wind driven waves could build to about 2 meter (7
foot).

Weather:
Generally partly cloudy and mainly dry.

Visibility:
25 to 40 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally gusting to strong in gusts; force 6 ( 22 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Generally moderate with wave heights between 3 to 7 foot.
The highest wave action is over the northern zone.

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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).
Gusting occasionally to strong; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis:..Strong nocturnal trades along the coast of Colombia
will intensify to gale force beginning Tonight, then diminish
slightly each day through Tuesday. Fresh to strong Northeast to East winds
will develop to the lee of Cuba and across the Windward Passage
Saturday night through Tuesday.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
...GALE WARNING...
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Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in East swell.
Tonight...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots. Seas 9 to 14 feet in Northeast to East
swell. Sunday...Northeast to East winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 9 to 14 feet in Northeast to East
swell. Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots. Seas 10 to 15 feet in Northeast to
East swell. Monday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 10 to 15 feet in Northeast to East
swell. Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 9 to 13 feet in Northeast to
East swell. Tuesday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 13 feet in Northeast to East swell.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in Northeast to
East swell. Wednesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in Northeast to East
swell. Wednesday 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...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. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Monday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Wednesday Night...Northeast to 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.