South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Apr 282000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Apr 291800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ EQT 176E 05S 170W 10S 165W 16S 150W 25S 138W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ. TROUGH T1 07S 170E 15S 167E 18S 170E 20S 175E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 15S 160E 20S 166E 22S 170E 23S 180 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. STATIONARY FRONT SF 16S 170W 17S 160W 20S 151W 25S 145W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF. OVER BROAD AREA SOUTH OF 17S AND WEST OF 155W, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS. OVER BROAD AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND EAST OF 130W, EXPECT NORTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS SEAS. MODERATE NORTHERLY 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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