NO WARNINGS Marine Weather Forecast – Solomon Islands Meteorological Services

Meteorological Division | Solomon Islands Government

Marine Weather Forecast

Marine forecast issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service and valid for the next 24 hours from 7:00am this morning on Friday, 12 April 2024.

General Situation
A trough lies southwest of Solomon Islands.

Marine warnings
NIL

Forecast for the Western Region (Western, Choiseul and Isabel provinces)
Southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low northeast swell. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Further Outlook for Saturday: Northwest to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots and low northeast swell.

Forecast for the Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central provinces)
Northeast to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low northeast swell. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Further Outlook for Saturday: Northwest to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots and low northeast to southeast swell.

Forecast for the Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona provinces)
East to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low easterly swells. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Further Outlook for Saturday: East to southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots and low to moderate southeast swells.

Forecast for Honiara port & surrounding areas
Northeast to north winds at 05 to 10 knots with smooth seas. Fine apart from a few showers. Further Outlook for Saturday: Northeast to north winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
Low tide will be at 2:16pm later this afternoon (0.25m)
High tide will be at 05:30am tomorrow morning (1.03m)

Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 12:56pm midday today (0.21m)
High tide will be at 7:01pm this evening (1.02m)

Tidal Predictions for Taro
Low tide will be at 12:12pm midday today (0.32m)
High tide will be at 5:53pm this afternoon (0.87m)

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

Marine forecasts for coastal waters up to 60 nautical miles (nm) sea ward
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TermWave/sea heightTermWave/sea heights
smooth seas1 – 2 ft (0.3 – 0.6 m) ­­­­moderate seas5 – 8 ft, (1.5 – 2.5 m)
slight seas2 – 5 ft (0.6 – 1.5 m)rough seas11 –12ft (2.5 – 3.5 m)
Low swells = 0-2 m (1-6 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.
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