South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Feb 192000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING HURRICANE WARNING 114 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Feb 191918 UTC. TROPICAL CYCLONE OMA CENTRE 974HPA CATEGORY 3 WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.9 SOUTH 161.6 EAST AT 191800 UTC.POSITION GOOD. REPEAT POSITION 20.9S 161.6E at 191800 UTC. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 06 KNOTS. EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 70 KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE. EXPECT WINDS OVER 63 KNOTS WITHIN 30 NAUTICAL MILES OF CENTRE EXPECT WINDS OVER 47 KNOTS WITHIN 90 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 90 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 70 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 70 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 33 KNOTS WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT FORECAST POSITION NEAR 21.6S 161.0E AT 201200 UTC AND NEAR 22.3S 160.3E AT 201800 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 FJ THIS WARNING CANCELS AND REPLACES WARNING 113. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Feb 201800 UTC. SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE OMA CENTRE 974HPA CATEGORY 3 WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.9 SOUTH 161.6 EAST AT 191800 UTC. POSITION GOOD. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 06 KNOTS. LOW PRESSURE L1 [1004HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 23.0S 155.0W AT 191800 UTC. POSITION POOR. SLOW MOVING. LOW PRESSURE L2 [1006HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 18.0S 152.0W AT 191800 UTC. POSITION POOR. SLOW MOVING. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 05S 160E 06S 167E 09S 171E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 EQT 172E 05S 180 10S 168W TO L2. CZ2 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. TROUGH T1 20S 173E 15S 180 15S 173W SLOW MOVING OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 12S 177W 15S 162W TO L2 TO 18S 150W 20S 140W 25S 131W. T2 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 23S 175W 22S 165W TO L1 TO 25S 151W. T3 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. OUTSIDE HURRICANE WARNING AREA 114 AND IN THE AREA BETWEEN CZ1 AND 20S AND WEST 170E, EXPECT WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS, GUSTING UPTO 35 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. OUTSIDE HURRICANE WARNING AREA 114 AND WITHIN 420 NAUTICAL MILES OF TC OMA CENTRE IN THE SOUTHERN SEMI CIRCLE, EXPECT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS, GUSTING UPTO 35 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH OF T2 AND EAST OF L2, EXPECT NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS IN THE AREA NORTH OF 15S AND EAST OF 175E, EXPECT MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 15S AND BETWEEN 165W AND 145W, EXPECT MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND BETWEEN 150W AND 130W, EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY SOUTHWESTERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND EAST OF 130W, EXPECT MODERATE WESTERLY SWELLS.
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