Marine Forecast issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service, valid for the next 24 hours from 4:00pm on Thursday, 18 January 2018
 
Marine Warnings                                               
Nil
 
General Situation
  A trough lies over Solomon Islands.
 
 Forecast for the Western Region (Western, Choiseul and Isabel provinces)
East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low to moderate southerly and northeast swells. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Further outlook for Saturday: North to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots and low to moderate southerly swells over waters south of Western Province.
 
Forecast for the Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central provinces) 
East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low to moderate southerly and northeast swells. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Further outlook for Saturday: North to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots and low to moderate southerly swells over waters south of Russell and Guadalcanal Province.
 
Forecast for the Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona provinces)
Northeast to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight to moderate seas and low to moderate southerly and northeast swells. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Further outlook for Saturday: North to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with low to moderate southerly swells.
 
Forecast for Honiara port & surrounding areas
East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with smooth to slight seas. Cloudy with some  showers and isolated thunderstorms. Further outlook for Saturday:  North to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots.
 
Tidal Predictions for Honiara 
Low tide will be at 12:43am midnight tonight (0.12m).
Next High tide will be at 4:54pm tomorrow afternoon (0.88m).
 
Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 11:34pm tonight (0.26m)
High tide will be at 05:54am tomorrow morning (1.28m).
Next Low tide will be at 11:11am later tomorrow morning (0.64m)
 
Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 11:08pm tonight (0.16m)
High tide will be at 05:03am tomorrow morning (1.02m).
Next Low tide will be at 10:04am later tomorrow morning (0.47m)
 
The next update will be issued at 9:00am tomorrow morning.   
 
 Marine forecasts for coastal waters up to 60 nautical miles (nm) sea ward*  
Term                              Wave/sea height                          Term   Wave/sea heights 
Smooth seas                    1 – 2 ft, (0.3 – 0.6 m)¬¬¬¬          moderate seas            5 – 8 ft, (1.5 – 2.5 m)
Slight seas                       2 – 5 ft, (0.6 – 1.5 m)           rough seas               11 –12ft, (2.5 – 3.5 m)
Low swells= 0-2 m (6 ft)    moderate swells =2 – 4 m (6 – 13 ft)         heavy swells = over 4 m (over 13 ft)
Wind speeds quoted are the expected average speeds. Individual gusts may exceed these values by a factor of up to 1.5. 
Wave heights are significant wave height, which may be accompanied by individual waves 1.5 to 2.0 times higher.be aware that these estimates of wind waves/swells do not take into account the enhancing effects of the local sea currents.

Last modified on Thursday, 18 January 2018 16:05

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