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Marine forecast





ISSUED: August 20, 2019.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

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Synopsis:
The pressure pattern will allows for a moderate to fresh trade wind across the
forecast waters through today.

Weather:
Partly cloudy and generally dry.

Visibility:
18 to 23 kilometer.

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (20 to 39 km/h, 11 to 21 knots).
Higher gusts possibly to strong; force 6 (40 to 50 km/h, 22 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Generally moderate with wave heights between 1 and 1.5 meter (3 to 5 feet).

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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and moderate; force 4 to 5 (20 to 39 km/hr, 11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally fresh in gusts; force 6 (40 to 50 km/hr, 22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis...A tropical wave over the western Caribbean near 84W
will exit the basin by Tuesday night. The Bermuda high North of the area
will continue to support fresh to strong trade winds over the
south-central Caribbean through Wednesday night. Fresh to strong winds
will resume in this region of the basin Friday evening and continue
through Saturday as low pressure deepens over Northwest Colombia. The next
tropical wave will move across the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday night.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in Northeast swell.
.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 6 to 9 feet in
North
to Northeast swell.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in Northeast swell.
.Wednesday Night...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 6 to 8 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 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 4 to 6 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.

Caribbean South of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.Today...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 20 to
25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and
East
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Friday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Friday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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..

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