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ER ZIJN MOMENTEEL GEEN (VOOR)WAARSCHUWINGEN




Marine forecast





ISSUED: January 21, 2021.

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MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS AROUND CURAƇAO:
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Synopsis:
Winds are expected to remain mainly moderate with passing showers during the
morning.

Weather:
Partly cloudy, temporarily mostly cloudy with a passing showers during the
morning.

Visibility:
20 to 30 kilometers. Deteriorates in showers to less than 10 kilometers.

Winds:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (11 to 30 km/h, 7 to 16 knots). In
and around heavier showers, fresh to strong in gust; force 5 to 6 (31 to 50
km/h, 17 to 27 knots).

Seas:
Slight to moderate with wave heights around 1 to 2 meter (3 to 6 feet).
Northerly swells can affect the northern coast somewhat.



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Local wind forecast for the next 48 hours:
Easterly and gentle to moderate; force 3 to 4 (11 to 30 km/h, 7 to 16 knots). In
and around heavier showers,
fresh to strong in gust; force 5 to 6 (31 to 50 km/h, 17 to 27 knots).
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Synopsis...

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure centered in the Gulf of Mexico is
supporting fresh to strong winds over much of the Caribbean W of
70W, to include the Windward Passage, with winds pulsing to gale
force off Colombia. Winds and seas over the northwest Caribbean
and Windward Passage will diminish through tonight as the high
pressure weakens and moves into the Bahamas, although this pattern
will still support strong to near-gale force winds off Colombia,
briefly pulsing to gale force tonight and possibly Fri night and
Sat night. The high pressure weakens through Sat, but little
change is expected into early next week as stronger higher pressure farther
north.


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

.REST OF TONIGHT...Within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia, NE winds
30 to 35 kt. Elsewhere NE to E winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft.
.TODAY...E winds 20 to 30 kt within 90 nm of coast of Colombia,
and NE to E 20 to 25 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 ft.
.TONIGHT...Within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia, NE winds
30 to 35 kt. Elsewhere NE to E winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N to NE swell.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 25 to 35 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 25 to 35 kt within 90 nm of coast of
Colombia, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE swell.
.SUN NIGHT...Within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia, NE winds
30 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft. Elsewhere NE to E winds 20 to 30kt. Seas 8 to 10
ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.MON NIGHT...Within 90 nm of the coast of Colombia, NE winds
30 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft. Elsewhere NE to E winds 20 to 30kt. Seas 8 to 10
ft.


Caribbean S of 15N between 64W and 72W including Venezuela Basin-
.TODAY...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 20 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and NE to E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Venezuela, and E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.


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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..

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