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 Mar 050800 UTC. PART 1 : WARNINGNIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Mar 060600 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ 08S 160E 06S 170E 06S 175W 07S 177W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ. TROUGH T1 13S 160E 15S 164E 19S 170E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 09S 180 10S 173W 12S 167W 15S 164W 20S 160W 24S 157W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 140 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. STATIONARY FRONT SF1 24S 170E 25S 177E. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF. STATIONARY FRONT SF2 23S 169W 25S 157W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF2. IN THE AREA BETWEEN 05S AND 22S AND EAST OF 147W, EXPECT EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE 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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