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Marine forecast





ISSUED: August 18, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
A moderate local sea state driven by gentle to moderate trades will continue
through the
next several days. A somewhat better chance for rain exists in the latter part
of the weekend,
when another wave approaches the forecast waters.

Weather:
Partly cloudy skies with a morning passing shower possible.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (7 to 16 knots).
An occasional gust fresh to possible strong; force 5 to 6 (17 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Moderate with wave heights between 2 and 6 feet.

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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (7 to 16 knots).
Occasionally fresh to possible strong in gusts; force 5 to 6 (17 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis...Strong nocturnal easterly trades expected along
the northwest coast of Colombia through the middle of next week.
A tropical wave along 79W will continue westward across the
western Caribbean during the weekend. A second tropical wave along
62W will continue through the east Caribbean this weekend. A
third tropical wave in the central Atlantic will reach along 55W
on Mon night and reach the east Caribbean during the middle of
next week.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E swell.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.

Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

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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