South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE EQUATOR to 25S between 160E and 120W issued by Fiji Meteorological Service Jan 180800 UTC. PART 1 : WARNINGGALE WARNING 009 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Jan 180703 UTC. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE TD07F CENTRE [1000HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 19.6S 156.6W AT 180600UTC. TD07F SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. WITHIN 060 TO 180 NAUTICAL MILES AWAY FROM TD07F CENTRE IN THE SECTOR FROM NORTH THROUGH EAST TO SOUTHWEST, EXPECT NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS UPTO 35 KNOTS OVER WATERS ONLY. AREA OF GALES MOVING WITH TD07F. THIS WARNING CANCELS AND REPLACES WARNING 008. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Jan 190600 UTC. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE TD07F CENTRE [1000HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 19.6S 156.6W AT 180600UTC. TD07F SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. LOW L1 [1003HPA] ANALYSED NEAR 23.0S 168.5W AT 180600UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. LOW L2 [1004HPA] ANALYSED NEAR 11.1S 158.5W AT 180600UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 04S 173E 06S 176E 10S 176W 11S 170W. CZ1 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1, EXPECT 20 TO 25 KNOTS NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WINDS. ROUGH SEAS. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 14S 156W 16S 155W TO TD07F SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 14S AND WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF CZ2 EXPECT 20 TO 25 KNOTS NORTHERLY WINDS. ROUGH SEAS. TROUGH T1 13S 160E 12S 170E 12S 177W 12S 170W 15S 159W TO TD07F TO 21 158W 25S 159W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 10S 167W 11S 161W TO LOW L2 TO 13S 157W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 FM L1 TO 24S 169W 25S 169W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. TROUGH T4 15S 149W 20S 142W 25S 138W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 210 NAUTICAL MILES OF T4. TROUGH T5 12S 141W 15S 137W 20S 125W 25S 124W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T5. OUTSIDE GALE WARNING 009 AND WITHIN 300 NAUTICAL MILES FROM TD07F CENTRE , EXPECT CLOCKWISE WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND BETWEEN 170E AND 140W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST 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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