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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 Feb 212000 UTC. PART 1 : WARNING GALE WARNING 056 ISSUED FROM RSMC NADI Feb 211922 UTC. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10F CENTRE 1002HPA WAS LOCATED NEAR 13.6S 174.3W AT 211800 UTC MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 12 KNOTS. POSITION POOR. EXPECT CLOCKWISE WINDS 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 35 TO 40 KNOTS BETWEEN 60 TO 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF CENTRE IN SECTORS FROM NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST WITHIN THE NEXT 6 TO 12. THIS AREA OF GALES MOVING WITH THE DEPRESSION. FORECAST POSITION NEAR 14.5S 172.7W AT 220600 UTC AND NEAR 15.9S 171.5W AT 221800 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 055. PARTS 2 AND 3 : SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST VALID UNTIL Feb 221800 UTC. EX TROPICAL CYCLONE VICKY CENTRE [996HPA] WAS LOCATED NEAR 21.4S 170.5W AT 211800 UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10F CENTRE 1002HPA WAS LOCATED NEAR 13.6S 174.3W AT 211800 UTC MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 12 KNOTS. POSITION POOR. LOW PRESSURE L1 [1007HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 08.0S 163.0E AT 211800UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. LOW PRESSURE L2 [1007HPA] WAS ANALYSED NEAR 11.0S 176.0W AT 211800UTC SLOW MOVING. POSITION POOR. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ1 08S 160E TO L1 TO L2 TO TD10F SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1. WITHIN 100 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ1, EXPECT NORTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH SEAS. MODERATE NORTHWESTERLY SWELLS. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ2 EQT 175E 05S 177E TO L2 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ2. CONVERGENCE ZONE CZ3 02S 180 05S 175W TO TD10F SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 180 NAUTICAL MILES OF CZ3. TROUGH T1 FM TD10F TO EX TC VICKY TO 25S 168W. T1 SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 160 NAUTICAL MILES OF T1. TROUGH T2 05S 167W 10S 165W 15S 164W 20S 164W 25S 166W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF RAIN AND FEW SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. TROUGH T3 EQT 145W 05S 140W 10S 131W SLOW MOVING. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T3. STATIONARY FRONT SF 21S 140W 22S 135W 25S 127W. POOR VISIBILITY IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITHIN 150 NAUTICAL MILES OF T2. IN THE AREA BETWEEN EQT AND 15S AND BETWEEN 160E AND 160W, EXPECT MODERATE NORTHERLY SWELLS. IN THE AREA SOUTH OF 19S AND BETWEEN 170W AND 150W, EXPECT MODERATE SOUTHERLY SWELLS.
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