"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"




Marine forecast



ISSUE DATE: JANUARY 20, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAÇAO:

SYNOPSIS
MOIST NORTHEASTERLY AIR FLOW OVER LOCAL AREA.

WEATHER:
VARIABLY CLOUDY WITH A COUPLE OF SHOWERS.

VISIBILITY:
20 TO 30 KILOMETERS. IN SHOWERS 3 TO 6 KILOMETERS

WINDS:
NORTHEASTERLY AND GENTLE TO MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS). MAINLY
DURING DAYTIME OR IN SHOWERS, OCCASIONALLY FRESH IN GUSTS; FORCE 5 (17 TO 21
KNOTS).

SEAS:
TRANQUIL TO MODERATE; 2 TO 5 FEET.



LOCAL WIND FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS:
NORTHEASTERLY AND GENTLE TO MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS). MAINLY
DURING DAYTIME OR IN SHOWERS,
OCCASIONALLY FRESH; FORCE 5 (17 TO 21 KNOTS).

.SYNOPSIS... WEAK HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS WILL SHIFT EAST-NORTHEAST THROUGH
THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC BY MONDAY... WEAKENING TRADE WINDS ACROSS THE BASIN
TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN OVER THE WEEKEND AHEAD OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO. THIS COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE YUCATAN CHANNEL AND THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SUNDAY NIGHT AND REACH FROM WINDWARD
PASSAGE TO SOUTHEAST NICARAGUA TUESDAY MORNING.
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CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND EAST
15 TO 20 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.TONIGHT...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 4 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA...
AND EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...SHIFTING TO NORTHWEST TO NORTH LATE.
SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
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CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-
..TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND NORTHEAST TO EAST
10 TO 15 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 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.