South West Pacific Marine

MARINE WEATHER BULLETIN FOR ISLANDS AREA EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 160E AND 120W. ISSUED BY FIJI METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE Aug 182000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING NIL. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Aug 191800 UTC. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ 06S 160E 09S 169E TO TROUGH T1 09S 171E 15S 175W 22S 165W 25S 162W. CZ AND T1 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF 172W OF CZ AND T1. ELSEWHERE, SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 05S 176E 05S 175W 08S 168W 16S 162W 22S 158W 25S 157W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF 170W OF T2. ELSEWHERE, SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. WEAK TROUGH T3 03S 149W 06S 140W 10S 130W 20S 120W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN SOME SHOWERS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 10S AND WEST OF 155W, EXPECT EASTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVER WATERS ONLY. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHEAST SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 08S AND BETWEEN 178W AND 155W, EXPECT SOUTHEASTERLY 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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