South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Sep 302000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Oct 011800 UTC. TROUGH T1 07S 160E 13S 173E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 090 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 EQT 167E 05S 174E 10S 179E 15S 175W 20S 167W 25S 163W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORM WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2 IN AREAS SOUTH OF 18S. ELSEWHERE, POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 13S 171W 20S 163W 25S 157W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 080 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. TROUGH T4 13S 148W 12S 140W 12S 130W 14S 120W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T4. FRONT F1 22S 175E 21S 178W 25S 167W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 080 NAUTICAL MILES OF F1. OVER BROAD AREAS SOUTH OF T2 AND WEST OF 175W, EXPECT MODERATE 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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