Marine Forecast

Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4pm, Tuesday 21 st February 2017.

Marine Warnings: A fresh to strong wind Advisory (15 to 25 knots) and moderate swells (2.5m) are still expected for Temotu waters.

General Situation:  An area of Convergence Zone lies over the Solomon Islands.

 
Regions Forecast FurtherOutlook
Western Region (Western, Choiseul and Isabel Province)

Southwest to Northwest winds at 10 to 15 knots with slight seas. Scattered showers with rain areas and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Thursday: Southwest to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots.

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

Southwest to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots with slight to moderate seas. Scattered showers with rain areas and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Thursday: West  to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots.

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

West to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots with slight to moderate  seas, reaching 25knots over Temotu waters with moderate to rough seas and moderate west to northwest swells. Isolated showers and thunderstorms tending scattered later.

Further Outlook for Thursday: West to Northwest winds at 15 to 20 knots.

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

West to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with smooth to slight seas. Showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Thursday:  West to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
Low tide will be at 11:45pm tonight (0.36m).
High tide is at 12:53pm tomorrow afternoon (0.83m).

Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 08:23pm this evening (0.65m)
High tide will at 02:29am early tomorrow morning (1.17m)

Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 08:52pm tonight (0.55m)
High tide will be at 2:52am early tomorrow morning (0.86m)

The next routine forecast 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 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:56

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