South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Dec 172000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Dec 181800 UTC. LOW L [1006HPA] ANALYSED NEAR 10.1S 178.1E AT 171800UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 05S 170E TO L TO 15S 179W 17S 170W 18S 155W 22S 145W 25S 140W. CZ SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1 IN THE AREA WEST OF 175W AND EAST OF 145W. ELSEWHERE, POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 10S 145W 15S 142W 22S 142W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. TROUGH T1 09S 160E 10S 165E 15S 170E 25S 172E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. OVER BROAD AREA SOUTH OF CZ1 AND BETWEEN 175W AND 150W, EXPECT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHERLY 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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