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Marine forecast



ISSUED: October 17, 2017.


MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
No significant change is expected in the currentw eather and a mainly dry
weather will prevail. Furthermore, the pressure pattern is foreseen to stiffen
and support increasing winds during the next few days. Reasoning this, higher
seas are expected over the surrounding waters.

Weather:
Generally partly cloudy and mainly dry.

Visibility:
15 to 25 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and generally moderate; force 3 to 5 (7 to 21 knots).
A few occasional gusts to possibly strong during the day or in showers; force 6
(22 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Tranquil to locally moderate with wave heights between 3 and 7 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).
An occasional gusts to strong; force 6 (22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis:...
A tropical wave currently along 78W will move
through the W Caribbean today and Wed, and through the NW
Caribbean on Thu. A second tropical wave will enter the SE
Caribbean today accompanied by SCT TS. A third wave wave will
enter the tropical waters by this evening, and will reinforce the
existing E flow resulting in strong E trades spreading W across
the Caribbean E of 73W by sunrise on Thu, and extending across the
Central Caribbean beginning on Fri, and then persisting through
the upcoming weekend.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia Basin-

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.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 9 ft.
.WED...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E swell.
.SAT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E swell.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in NE to E swell.

Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-

.TODAY...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
20 to 25 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E swell.
.FRI...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in E swell.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in E swell.
.SAT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell.

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.