Marine Forecast



01/19/2020
Marine Forecast valid from 18/01/2020 to 19/01/2020

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba http://www.meteo.aw

SYNOPSIS...The pressure gradient between strong high pressure
centered over the SE U.S. coast and low pressure over NW Colombia
will continue to support gales off the coast of Colombia through
Sunday morning, with gale force winds again pulsing Sunday night.
This gradient will tighten further as the high surges south through
tonight, leading to strong to near gale force winds over much of
the central and northeast Caribbean into Sunday. For most areas,
winds and seas will diminish Monday and Tuesday, but a cold front
will move into the NW Caribbean Monday evening, bringing strong
N winds to areas W of 80W into Tuesday night.

WINDS : EAST, 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO UP TO 35 KNOTS

WEATHER : PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A BRIEF SHOWER

VISIBILITY: 25 KM

WAVE HEIGHT:
IN SHELTERED AREAS: AROUND 1 FEET
IN OPEN COASTAL REGIONS: 6 TO LOCALLY 9 FEET ON THE NORTH
FACING SECTIONS IN NE SWELLS...
OVER OPEN WATERS : 6 TO LOCALLY UP TO 10 FEET ON THE NORTH
FACING SECTIONS IN NE SWELLS...

WAVE DIRECTION : FROM THE EAST TO EAST- NORTHEAST

WAVE PERIOD : 9 SECONDS

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ESPECIALLY THE NORTH FACING COASTAL
SECTIONS AND ALL OPEN WATERS IS IN EFFECT...

...MARINE USERS AND OPERATORS OF SMALL VESSELS ARE URGED TO AVOID
TO VENTURE OVER THE NORTH FACING OPEN WATERS AND COASTAL REGIONS...

Next update will be issued 19/01/2020
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