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South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Jan 172000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING STORM WARNING 032 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Jan 171935 UTC. TROPICAL CYCLONE TINO CENTRE 975HPA CATEGORY 2 WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.8 SOUTH 177.5 WEST AT 171800 UTC. POSITION GOOD. REPEAT POSITION 17.8S 177.5W at 171800 UTC. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS. CYCLONE INTENSIFYING. EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 60 KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE INCREASING TO 60 KNOTS BY 180000UTC. EXPECT WINDS OVER 47 KNOTS WITHIN 50 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 50 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 50 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 50 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 33 KNOTS WITHIN 330 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 110 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT FORECAST POSITION NEAR 20.6S 175.3W AT 180600 UTC AND NEAR 23.5S 172.8W AT 181800 UTC. ALL VESSELS WITHIN 300 NAUTICAL MILES OF CENTRE ARE REQUESTED TO SEND REPORTS EVERY THREE HOURS TO RSMC NADI. VOS REPORTING SHIPS USE NORMAL CHANNELS. OTHER VESSELS FAX PLUS 679 6720190 OR EMAIL NADITCC AT MET DOT GOV DOT FJT HIS WARNING CANCELS AND REPLACES WARNING 030. ********************************************************************* *************** GALE WARNING 033 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Jan 171948 UTC. IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY 05S 176W 14S 173W 14S 174W 12S 176W 12S 179E 07S 176E 05S 176W, EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 45 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 65 KNOTS. AREA OF GALES SLOW MOVING. THIS WARNING CANCELS AND REPLACES WARNING 031. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Jan 181800 UTC. TROPICAL CYCLONE TINO CENTRE 975HPA CATEGORY 2 WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.8S 177.5W WEST AT 171800 UTC. POSITION GOOD. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 EQT 166E 05S 178E 15S 174W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 220 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 03S 175W 08S 173W 14S 173W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. TROUGH T1 09S 160E 10S 173E 15S 178W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 20S 175W 25S 170W. T2 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES T2. OUTSIDE STORM WARNING 032 AND GALE WARNING 033, EXPECT CLOCKWISE WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 40 KNOTS WITHIN 480 NAUTICAL MILES OF TC TINO IN THE WESTERN SEMI CIRCLE AND SOUTHWEST QUADRANT AND WITHIN 300 NAUTICAL MILES OF TC TINO CENTRE IN THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS. OUTSIDE STORM WARNING 032 AND GALE WARNING 033 AND WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1, EXPECT WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS. OUTSIDE GALE WARNING 033 AND WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2, EXPECT NORTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS. IN THE AREA EAST OF 135W AND BETWEEN 05S AND 12S, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA NORTH OF 15S AND EAST OF 170W, EXPECT MODERATE EASTERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 15S AND EAST OF 145W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS.
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