"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: April 19, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
A tight pressure pattern results in higher winds and seas during the next few
days.
Sea will remain moderate to fairly rough over the exposed waters.

Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy with a shower locally mainly in the course of the
morning.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers.

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

Seas:
Moderate to fairly locally rough seas with waves between 4 and 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:...Building high pressure north of the region will allow
fresh to locally strong trades along the north coast of South
America to expand across the south central Caribbean through Friday,
then diminish somewhat late this weekend into early next week.
Northeast swell will increase east of the Leewards through Friday.
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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. Seas 7 to 10 feet in East
swell.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East
swell.
.Friday...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 11 feet in East swell.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet in
East swell.
.Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East
swell.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Sunday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Monday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Monday 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...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East 15 to 20 knots
elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
.Friday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Friday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Saturday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Saturday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 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 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