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Marine forecast





ISSUED: March 31, 2020.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:

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Synopsis:
A temporary increase in humidity in the lower levels of the atmosphere will
cause from time to time a few brief showers over parts of our island during the
morning hours. Furthermore, winds will remain moderate to fresh during the day.

Weather:
Generally partly cloudy with a chance of a few local showers this morning.

Visibility:
25 to 40 kilometer.

Winds:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (12 to 30 km/hr, 7 to 16 knots).
Higher gusts, fresh to possibly strong; force 5 to 6 (31 to 50 km/hr, 17 to 27
knots).

Seas:
Moderate with wave heights between 1 and 2 meter (3 to 6 feet). Somewhat higher
waves are expected over the northern local waters.



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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (20 to 39 km/hr, 11 to 21 knots).
Higher gusts to strong; force 6 (40 to 50 km/hr, 22 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis.....With high pressure to the N weakening as it moves S,
and low pressure over N Colombia weakening, the pressure gradient
will relax as winds and seas will diminish through the central
Caribbean today. Still, some strong winds are expected off the
Colombian coast through early Wed, and fresh winds will pulse this
evening in the Gulf of Honduras. A cold front will pass through
the Yucatan Chanel Wed evening, the stretch from near the Windward
Passage to the Cayman Islands by early Fri, before stalling.

Caribbean from 11N to 15N between 72W and 80W including Colombia-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in NE 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.
.WED...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Caribbean South of 15N
between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin- .
.TODAY...Gulf of Venezuela, E winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to NE
15 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft in N to NE swell.
.TONIGHT...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...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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..

THE NEXT MARINE FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 UTC