"WATCHING THE WEATHER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY"


Marine forecast



ISSUED: February 21, 2018.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
Winds across the local waters will remain moderate to strong and support a
moderate to
fairly rough sea conditions.

Weather:
Partly cloudy with a few isolated showers.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers. 3 to 7 km in showers.

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

Seas:
Moderate to locally fairly rough with wave heights between 3 and 8 feet.
The highest seas are over the exposed waters and the northern coast.

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CODE YELLOW: .CAUTION FOR LOCALLY ROUGH SEAS.
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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:...Strong high pressure across the Northwest Atlantic will dominate the
region as it settles across the Bermuda area through the end of
the week. Fresh to strong trade winds will prevail across the
Caribbean and Tropical North Atlantic waters through Thursday, with nocturnal
winds pulsing to gale force winds off of Colombia. High pressure will
weaken through the weekend, leading to diminishing winds and seas.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-
...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 12 to 16 feet Within
90 nm of coast of Colombia, and 14 to 18 feet elsewhere.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots Within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and Northeast to East 20 to 30 knots elsewhere. Seas 12 to 16 feet.
.Thursday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet Within 90 nm
of coast of Colombia, and 12 to 16 feet elsewhere.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 25 to 35 knots. Seas 12 to 16 feet.
.Friday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet.
.Saturday...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 10 to 14 feet.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Sunday...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.

Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.Today...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.Tonight...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Thursday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Thursday Night...Northeast to East winds 20 to 25 knots Gulf of Venezuela, and Northeast
to East 15 to 20 knots elsewhere. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Friday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Friday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Saturday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet.
.Saturday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet.
.Sunday...Northeast to East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
.Sunday Night...Northeast to East winds 15 knots. Seas 5 to 8 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.