Issued by the:  Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From 9:00am on Saturday 23rd July 2017.

Marine Warnings: NIL

General Situation: A general easterly trade wind flow persists over Solomon Islands.

 
Regions Forecast Further Outlook
Western Region (Western, Choiseul and Isabel Province)

East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20knots with slight to moderate seas and low southeast swells. Fine apart from a few showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Further outlook for Tuesday: East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots may reach 25 knots at times with moderate southeast wells over waters south of Western province.
Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20knots with slight to moderate seas and low to moderate south to southeast swells. Mostly fine.

 Further outlook for Tuesday: East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20knots may reach 25 knots at times and low to moderate southerly swells.

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

East to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots with moderate seas and low to moderate southerly swells. Mostly fine.

 

 Further outlook for Tuesday: East to Southeast winds at 15 to 25knots and moderate southerly swells.
 
Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15knots with slight seas. Mostly fine.

  Further outlook for Tuesday: East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots.

 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
Lowest tide will be at 12:26pm afternoon today (0.09m)
High tide will be at 03:03am early tomorrow morning (0.89m)

Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 10:32am later this morning (-0.03m)
High tide will be at 04:43pm later  this afternoon (1.20m)

Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 10:26am later  this morning (0.06m)
High tide will be at 04:18pm later this afternoon (0.98m)

The next update will be issued at 4:00pm this afternoon. 

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 Height

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 Sunday, 23 July 2017 08:38

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