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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 EQUATOR to 25S between 160E and 120W issued by Fiji Meteorological Service Apr 050800 UTC. PART 1 : WARNINGHURRICANE WARNING 013 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Apr 050726 UTC. TROPICAL CYCLONE HAROLD CENTRE 945HPA CATEGORY 4 WAS LOCATED NEAR 15.7 SOUTH 165.7 EAST AT 050600 UTC. POSITION FAIR. REPEAT POSITION 15.7S 165.7E AT 050600 UTC. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 1 KNOTS. CYCLONE INTENSIFYING. EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 95 KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE. EXPECT WINDS OVER 63 KNOTS WITHIN 50 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 30 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 20 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 35 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 47 KNOTS WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 55 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 45 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 95 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT EXPECT WINDS OVER 33 KNOTS WITHIN 160 NAUTICAL MILES IN NE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 160 NAUTICAL MILES IN SE QUADRANT AND WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES IN SW QUADRANT AND WITHIN 155 NAUTICAL MILES IN NW QUADRANT FORECAST POSITION NEAR 16.1S 166.4E AT 051800 UTC AND NEAR 16.5S 167.6E AT 060600 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 012. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Apr 060600 UTC. SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE HAROLD CENTRE 945HPA CATEGORY 4 WAS LOCATED NEAR 15.7 SOUTH 165.7 EAST AT 050600 UTC. POSITION FAIR. CYCLONE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 1 KNOTS. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 04S 160E 10S 169E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1 IN THE AREA EAST OF 165E. ELSEWHERE, POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1 EXPECT WESTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY SWELLS. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 EQT 162E 05S 169E 14S 172E SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2, EXPECT NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE WESTERLY SWELLS. TROUGH T1 19S 171E 17S 175W 20S 164W 25S 159W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 15S 163W 20S 159W 25S 156W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 19S 151W 20S 132W 25S 125W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. TROUGH T4 08S 158W 11S 148W 13S 138W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T4. TROUGH T5 25S 150W 21S 138W 25S 129W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 120 NAUTICAL MILES OF T5. OUTSIDE WARNING AREA 013 AND WITHIN 300 NAUTICAL MILES OF TC HAROLD CENTRE, EXPECT CLOCKWISE WINDS 20 TO 30 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE TO HEAVY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 20S AND WEST OF 180, EXPECT SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF EQT AND EAST OF 135W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS.
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