South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Oct 182000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Oct 191800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ 08S 160E 07S 167E 09S 177E 09S 170W 11S 166W TO TROUGH T2 12S 165W 18S 161W 24S 159W. CZ AND T2 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ AND T2. TROUGH T1 09S 170E 12S 176E 14S 179W 15S 178W 20S 173W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1 IN THE AREA WEST OF 179W. ELSEWHERE, SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. STATIONARY FRONT SF1 17S 170E 19S 175E 21S 175W 22S 174W 25S 168W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WITHIN 130 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF1 IN THE AREA WEST OF 175W. ELSEWHERE, SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF1. WEAK STATIONARY FRONT SF2 20S 155W 17S 151W 15S 144W 15S 137W 17S 128W 21S 120W. SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 130 NAUTICAL MILES OF SF2. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 18S AND WEST OF 175E, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND BETWEEN 160W AND 135W, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS OVER WATERS ONLY. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS. IN THE AREA NORTH OF 10S AND BETWEEN 165W AND 150W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHEAST 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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