"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: APRIL 29, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

SYNOPSIS
TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT GENERATING FRESH TO STRONG EASTERLY WINDS OVER LOCAL
WATERS.

WEATHER:
GENERALLY PARTLY CLOUDY AND SLIGHTLY HAZY. BRIEF SPRINKLES POSSIBLE IN ISOLATED
SPOTS.

VISIBILITY:
10 TO 25 KILOMETERS.

WINDS:
EASTERLY AND MODERATE TO FRESH; FORCE 4 TO 5 (11 TO 21 KNOTS). OCCASIONALLY
STRONG TO POSSIBLY NEAR GALE FORCE IN GUSTS; FORCE 6 TO 7 (22 TO 33 KNOTS).

SEAS:
MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES BETWEEN 5 AND 8 FEET.

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CODE YELLOW: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO LOCALLY ROUGH
SEAS

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 FORCE IN GUSTS;
FORCE 6 TO 7 (22 TO 33 KNOTS).
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SYNOPSIS:..... STRONG ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL SUPPORT FRESH TO STRONG
WINDS WILL PULSE NEAR THE GULF OF HONDURAS...THE APPROACHES TO THE
WINDWARD PASSAGE...AND THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL LESSEN AS THE HIGH WEAKENS MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
TRADES WILL THEN DIMINISH TO MODERATE TO FRESH ACROSS THE BASIN
THROUGH MID WEEK.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN-
TODAY...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 9 FEET.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 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. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 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.