South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Sep 142000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Sep 151800 UTC. TROUGH T1 09S 160E 14S 165E 17S 167E TO FRONT F 18S 168E 20S 171E 22S 175E 25S 179E. T1 AND F SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1 AND F. TROUGH T2 14S 155W 18S 149W 22S 143W 25S 139W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. STATIONARY FRONT 20S 157W 21S 153W 23S 148W 25S 145W. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES SF. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 18S AND BETWEEN 160E AND 172E, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 23S AND EAST OF 125W, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN175W AND 150W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN 07S AND 18S AND EAST OF 140W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY 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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