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Marine forecast





ISSUED: February 15, 2019.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

CODE YELLOW: A CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SEAS HAS BEEN ISSUED.

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Synopsis:
A strong pressure pattern across the Caribbean Sea will continue to support
strong winds over
the forecast waters through the next couple of days.

Weather:
Generally partly cloudy and breezy.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometer.

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally strong to near gale in gusts; force 6 to 7 ( 22 to 33 knots).

Seas:
Moderate with waves between 1.5 to 2.5 meter (4 to 8 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).
Occasionally strong to near gale in gusts; force 6 to 7 (22 to 33 knots).
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Synopsis...Weak low pressure between Grand Cayman Island and Swan Island will
dissipate early this morning, with a
remnant trough persisting through late Today. Moderate to fresh winds over the
central and eastern Caribbean through Saturday
night will increase in the southern Caribbean by early Sunday due to high
pressure building north of the area. Strong to near
gale force winds are expected over the south central Caribbean and Gulf of
Honduras Sunday night through Tuesday night,
with gale conditions possible off Colombia Sunday night and Monday night.
Northeast to East swell over Atlantic waters east of
the Windward and Leeward Islands will subside through Sunday.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Sunday Night AND Monday Night...
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.Today...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 10 to 15 knots elsewhere.
Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 10 to 15 knots elsewhere.
Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday 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 5 to 7 feet.
.Sunday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Sunday Night...Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 35 knots late
within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia.
Elsewhere Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Monday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
.Monday Night...Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots late
within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia.
Elsewhere Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Tuesday...East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in
East swell.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.Today...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East to
Southeast 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Saturday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and
East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Sunday Night...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Monday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Monday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Tuesday 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.
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THE NEXT MARINE FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 UTC