Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4:00pm, Sunday 28th  May 2017.

Marine Warnings: Fresh to Strong (15 to 25 knots) Easterly winds and moderate (2.0 -2.5m) swells is currently enforce for most waters of Solomon Islands. 

 

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

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

East to southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots with moderate to rough seas and low to moderate southeasterly swells. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

Further Outlook for Tuesday: East to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots.

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

East to southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots with moderate to rough seas. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

Further Outlook for Tuesday: East to Southeast winds at 15 to 25 knots.

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

East to southeast winds at 20 to 25 knots with moderate to rough seas. Scattered showers and thunderstorms tending isolated over waters of Renbel. 

Further Outlook for Tuesday: East to southeast winds at 20 to 25 knots.

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

East to northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times with slight seas. Fine periods with some showers and isolated thunderstorms.

  Further Outlook for Tuesday: East to Northeast  winds at 10 to 20 knots.

 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
High tide will be at 04:42am early tomorrow morning (1.00m)
Low tide will be at 2:29pm tomorrow afternoon (0.21m)  

Tidal Predictions for Lata
High tide will be at 6:41pm this evening (1.16m)
Low tide will be at 12:09am mid-night tonight (0.46m)  
Next High tide will be at 6:19am tomorrow morning (1.49m)

Tidal Predications for Taro 
High tide will be at 5:58pm this evening (0.97m)
Low tide will be at 10:32pm tonight (0.53m)  
Next High tide will be at 05:29am tomorrow morning (1.58m)

The next update 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 Sunday, 28 May 2017 15:42

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