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Marine forecast



ISSUED: June 18, 2018.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
The Atlantic high pressure ridge is maintaining strong trade winds over the
local waters. Tuesday this system will weaken slightly as a Tropical wave will
approach the region from the East.

Weather:
Generally partly cloudy and mainly dry. However, a few isolated showers are
possible early today. Tuesday morning there exists a greater chance of a few
isolated but brisk showers.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers, during showers reducing to 3 to 9 kilometers .

Winds:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (11 to 21 knots).
Higher gusts to occasionally strong; force 6 to 7( 22 to 32 knots).

Seas:
Moderate to quite rough with waves between 4 and 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...A tropical wave extending from 20N74W to 12N76W will continue to move
across the central Caribbean through Tonight,
and over western Caribbean waters Tuesday through early Thursday. A second
tropical wave moving over the tropical North Atlantic along 57W/58W
South of 15N will pass across the Lesser Antilles this afternoon, then across
the eastern Caribbean from this evening through Wednesday night,
and across the western Caribbean through Friday night. Strong trades in the
south-central Caribbean will gradually diminish through Tuesday.
Winds will pulse to strong in the Gulf of Honduras through Wednesday night.
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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.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet in East
swell.
.Tuesday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
.Tuesday Night...Northeast to East winds 10 to 15 knots within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and East 10 to 15 knots elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
.Wednesday...East to Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Friday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
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Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
..Today...Gulf of Venezuela, East winds 20 to 25 knots, shifting to Northeast
15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Elsewhere, East to Southeast winds 20 to 25
knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet in East swell.
.Tonight...East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East to Southeast
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 feet in East swell.
.Tuesday...Gulf of Venezuela, East to Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming
Southeast
5 to 10 knots early in the afternoon, then, shifting to Northeast to East late
in the afternoon. Elsewhere, Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet
in East swell.
.Tuesday Night...East winds 10 to 15 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and East to
Southeast
15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
.Wednesday...East to Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Wednesday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday...East to Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Thursday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Friday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.Friday Night...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 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