"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: MARCH 24, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

SYNOPSIS
A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC, NORTH
OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA ACCOUNTS FOR A FURTHER WEAKENING OF THE LOCAL
WINDS AND SEAS SHOULD SUBSIDE FURTHER MORE ONTO THE WEEKEND.
THE ATMOSPHERIC AMBIENT BECOMES AFTER TODAY LESS FAVORABLE FOR
CLOUDS AND SHOWER DEVELOPMENT.

WEATHER:
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MAINLY TODAY WITH A COUPLE OF SHOWERS
OR THUNDERSTORMS.

VISIBILITY:
15 TO 25 KILOMETERS. DETERIORATES IN OR NEAR HEAVIER SHOWER ACTIVITY.

WINDS:
EASTERLY AND GENTLE TO MODERATE; FORCE 3 TO 4 (7 TO 16 KNOTS).
OCCASIONALLY TO POSSIBLY FRESH IN GUSTS; FORCE 5 (17 TO 21 KNOTS).

SEAS:
SLIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE WITH WAVES UP TO 4 FOOT.

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LOCAL WIND FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS:
EASTERLY AND LIGHT TO GENTLE; FORCE 2 TO 3 (4 TO 10 KNOTS).
OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN GUSTS; FORCE 4 (11 TO 16 KNOTS).

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SYNOPSIS:......STRONG HIGH PRESSURE PUSHING EAST INTO THE WEST ATLANTIC FROM THE
MID ATLANTIC
STATES WILL MAINTAIN STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH
CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. LARGE NORTH SWELL WILL REACH THE
TROPICAL
NORTH ATLANTIC WATERS AND NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN PASSAGES LATE TODAY NIGHT AND
PREVAIL
THROUGH SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING NORTH OF THE CARIBBEAN WILL ALLOW WINDS
AND
SEAS TO GRADUALLY SUBSIDE SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.
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CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 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 WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 FEET.

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CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 64W AND 72W INCLUDING VENEZUELA BASIN-
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 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

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