South West Pacific Marine

UPDATED MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Mar 282000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Mar 291800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 04S 160E 07S 166E 10S 175E 08S 175W 07S 170W 07S 165W 08S 155W 08S 135W 07S 125W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. TROUGH T1 08S 160E 09S 165E 13S 170E 16S 173E 21S 175E 25S 179E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 240 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 15S 172E 15S 180 18S 175W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 12S 168W 13S 160W 18S 155W 23S 150W 25S 145W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. TROUGH T4 19S 147W 15S 145W 10S 139W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T4. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF CZ1 AND EAST OF 155W, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA BETWEEN EQT AND 10S AND EAST OF 175E, EXPECT MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 10S AND EAST OF 170W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTH TO 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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