Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 9am, on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Marine Warnings: Nill

General Situation:   A trough lies over the Solomon Islands.

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

Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.


Further Outlook for Saturday: West to northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas.

Further Outlook for Saturday: West to northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

Northwest to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low swells.  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

West to Northwest winds at 05 to 12 knots with smooth to slight .Cloudy periods with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms

Further Outlook for Saturday:  West to northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
Low tide will be at 01:13pm this afternoon (0.55m)
High tide will be at 7:00pm this evening (0.70 m)

Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 11:49am later this morning (0.24m)
High tide will be at 6:00pm this evening (1.47)

Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 11:11am later this morning (0.33m)
High tide will be at 5:17pm this evening (1.34m)


The next routine forecast will be issued at 4pm this afternoon.

                 *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 Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:41

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