South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Feb 232000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Feb 241800 UTC. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE TD12F [1006HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 21.4S 171.8W AT 23180UTC. MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS. POSITION POOR. LOW L1 [1008HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 15.5S 1168.7E AT 231800UTC. SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. LOW L2 [1008HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 16.8S 178.9W AT 231800UTC. SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ 05S 163E 08S 175E 12S 175W 17S 165W 20S 160W 25S 155W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH OF CZ AND SOUTH OF 20S EXPECT SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHWEST SWELLS. TROUGH T1 13S 160E 14S 165E TO L1 TO 15S 175E 16S 180 TO L2 TO 19S 175W TO TD12F TO 25S 170W. T1 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1 AND EAST OF 178E, EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY SWELLS. TROUGH T2 06S 170W 10S 164W 15S 155W 18S 150W 22S 144W 25S 141W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND WEST OF 170W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND AND BETWEEN 170W AND 135W, EXPECT MODERATE WESTERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 10S AND EAST OF 135W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA NORTH OF 10S AND EAST OF 135W, EXPECT 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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