South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Jul 192000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Jul 201800 UTC. TROUGH T1 08S 160E 10S 167E 13S 175E 13S 179E. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1 IN THE AREA WEST OF 167E. ELSEWHERE SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 12S 170W 20S 172W 25S 162W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2 IN THE AREA EAST OF 168W. ELSEWHERE SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. WEAK STATIONARY FRONT SF1 20S 171W 25S 171W. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF1. WEAK STATIONARY FRONT SF2 18S 133W 25S 120W. SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF2. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND SF2 AND EAST OF 140W, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. IN THE AREA NORTH OF 15S AND EAST OF 160W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 15S AND BETWEEN 160W AND 150W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 15S AND EAST OF 150W, EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY 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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