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Marine forecast





ISSUED: December 14, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
A moderate pressure pattern supports a moderate to fresh trades across the
forecast waters today.
The gradient will tighten even more unto the beginning of the weekend and result
in an additional
strengthening of the wind on Saturday. The local winds will most likely weaken
gradually thereafter
by Sunday onto Monday. Waves will peak to about 7 foot today and climb locally
to 8 and 9 foot on Saturday.

Weather:
Partly cloudy sky in general and mainly on Saturday with a few isolated showers.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometers.

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

Seas:
Generally moderate with wave heights between 1 and 2 meters (3 to 7 feet).

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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).
Higher gusts to strong and near gale; force 6 to 7 (22 to 33 knots).
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Synopsis....Fresh to strong trade winds will prevail across the S-central
Caribbean through the upcoming weekend,
with nocturnal pulses to near gale-force off the northwest coast of Colombia.
These winds will gradually expand north
across the central Caribbean in the course of Today. A surface trough over the
west Caribbean will gradually dissipate
throughout Today. A cold front will enter the Yucatan Channel this afternoon,
stall and then gradually dissipate over
the Northwest Caribbean into early next week. Strong north winds are forecast
west of the front across the
Gulf of Honduras later Tonight and Saturday. Large north swell will reach the
Leewards on Saturday, and spread
south through the northeast Atlantic passages during the weekend.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.Today...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Saturday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in Northeast to East
swell.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in
Northeast to
East swell.
.Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East
swell.
.Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in
East
swell.
.Monday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East
swell.
.Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday 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...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15
to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East
15 to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Saturday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Sunday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Monday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Monday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Tuesday Night...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.

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