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Marine forecast



ISSUED: January 22, 2018.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

Synopsis:
An High pressure system over in the Atlantic maintains a moderate to fresh
airflow over the region. Some shower activity can also occur during the next few
days.

Weather:
Partly cloudy with a few local showers, mainly during the morning

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers. 6-8km in showers

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

Seas:
Moderate to fairly rough with wave heights between 4 to 8 feet. The highest
waves are along the east and northern coastline and passages.

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CODE YELLOW: CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR LOCALLY FAIRLY ROUGH SEAS.

Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
A few occasional gusts to possibly strong; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis: Near gale force nocturnal trades expected along
the Northwest coast of Colombia through Friday night. Strong East trades are
expected elsewhere across the Central Caribbean waters this
morning, then continuing across the S-Central Caribbean waters
through Thursday. Strengthening high pressure will produce fresh to
strong Northeast winds across the Caribbean West of 70W on Friday. Moderate to
fresh trades will continue across the tropical Atlantic waters East of
the Windwards through Friday night.
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Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots Within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 9 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots Within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 25 knots elsewhere. Seas 9 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Wednesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 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.
.Thursday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Friday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet in Northeast to East swell.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 9 to 13 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 20 to 25 knots elsewhere.
Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 30 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Tuesday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to
20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Friday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 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.