Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4:00pm, on Friday 28th  April 2017.

Marine Warnings: Nil

General Situation:   A weak Low lies over the Solomon Islands.

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

Southwest to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times with slight seas. Scattered showers with rain areas and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Sunday: Southwest to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times.

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

Southwest to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times with slight seas. Scattered showers with rain areas and isolated thunderstorms .

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

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

Southwest to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots turning southeast over waters of Rennell/Bellona with slight to moderate seas.  Scattered showers with rain areas and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Sunday: Southwest to Northwest winds at 10 to 20 knots reaching 25 knots.

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

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

 Further Outlook for Sunday: West to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times.

 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
High tide will be at 4:56am early tomorrow morning (0.99m).
Low tide will be at 1:55pm tomorrow afternoon (0.31m)
Tidal Predictions for Lata
High tide will be at 5:53pm this evening (1.35m).
Low tide will be at 11:31pm tonight (0.36m).
Next High tide will be at 5:51am early tomorrow morning (1.63m).
Tidal Predications for Taro
High tide will be at 5:11pm this evening (1.18m).
Low tide will be at 10:21pm tonight (0.42m).
Next High tide will be at 5:06am early tomorrow morning (1.64m).

The next routine forecast will be issued at 9am 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 Friday, 28 April 2017 16:06

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