South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Jul 242000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Jul 251800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 05S 160E 06S 162E 03S 168E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 03S 168E 01S 180 01S 170W 03S 160W 05S 150W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. WEAK TROUGH T1 13S 165E 14S 175E 20S 172W 25S 165W SLOW MOVING. SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. WEAK TROUGH T2 09S 180 12S 170W 20S 163W 25S 160W. SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES T2. OVER BROAD AREA BETWEEN 10S AND 18S AND WEST OF 167E, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVER WATERS ONLY. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST SWELLS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN 10S AND 25S AND EAST OF 140W, EXPECT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS OVER WATERS ONLY. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST SWELLS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN EQT AND 20S AND WEST OF 155W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 05S AND EAST OF 155W, EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY EAST 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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