South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Jul 042000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING GALE WARNING 021 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Jul 04/1914 UTC 2015 UTC. IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY 12S 160E 13S 164E 15S 165E 15S 160E 13S 160E, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 30 TO 35 KNOTS OVER WATERS. AREA OF GALES SLOW MOVING. THIS WARNING CANCELS AND REPLACES WARNING 020. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Jul 051800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 01S 160E 10S 163 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 11S 169E 07S 175E 04S 180 01S 170E EQT 155W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ. TROUGH T1 11S 160E 13S 167E 15S 172E 22S 178W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 17S 179W 12S 175W 10S 170W 09S 166W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. STATIONARY FRONT SF1 15S 164E 11S 171E 20S 178E 25S 176W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF1. STATIONARY FRONT SF2 14S 159W 15S 148W 20S 136W 25S 130W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 240 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF2. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF SF1 AND OUTSIDE GALE WARNING 021, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. OUTSIDE GALE WARNING 021 AREA AND IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY 04S 160E 08S 165E 10S 165E 10S 165E 04S 160E EXPECT NORTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 15S AND BETWEEN SF2 AND 150W, EXPECT SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. OVER BROAD AREAS SOUTH OF 10S AND EAST OF 170W, EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND WEST OF 180, EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY SOUTHWESTERLY SWELLS.

*The Nadi - Tropical Cyclone Centre was officially designated by WMO in June 1995 as a Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) with activity specialization in tropical cyclones tasked to provide "first-level" information in tropical cyclones (ie, basic information covering the tropical cyclones' present and forecast position, movement and intensity) in the South-West Pacific Ocean. The Public and the international media are requested to note that the RSMC-Nadi-Tropical Cyclone Centre is the official source of reliable "first-level" information on tropical cyclones occurring in the South-West Pacific Ocean

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