Marine Forecast

Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4pm,Sunday 27th February 2017.

Marine Warnings: Nil

General Situation:  A trough lies south to southeast of Solomon Islands.
 

 
Regions Forecast Further Outlook
Western Region (Western, Choiseul and Isabel Province)

Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
 


Further Outlook for  Wednesday: Southeast to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots.
 

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15knots with slight seas. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
 

Further Outlook for Wednesday: Southeast to Northeast  winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas and low northeast swells. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

Further Outlook for  Wednesday: Southeast to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

West to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots with smooth to slight seas. Fine periods with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Further Outlook for Wednesday: Northeast to Northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
High tide will be at 5:07pm this evening (0.88m).
Low tide will be at 12:24am after midnight tonight (0.32m).

Tidal Predictions for Lata
High tide will at 4:54pm this afternoon (1.79m)
Low tide will be at 11:11pm tonight (0.27m)

Tidal Predications for Taro

High tide will be at 4:21pm this afternoon (1.61m)
Low tide will be at 10:49pm tonight (0.19m)

The next routine forecast will be issued at 9am tomorrow morning.

                   *Marine Forecasts for Coastal Waters up to 60 Nautical Miles (nm) Sea Ward

Term                              Wave/Sea Height                                      Term                                                      Wave/Sea Height

Smooth seas                 1 – 2 ft, (0.3 – 0.6 m)                                Moderate seas                                       5 – 8 ft, (1.5 – 2.5 m)

Slight seas                  2 – 5 ft, (0.6 – 1.5 m)                                    Rough seas                                         11 –12ft, (2.5 – 3.5 m)

LOW SWELLS = 0-2 m (6 ft)     MODERATE SWELLS = 2 – 4 m      (6 – 13 ft)      HEAVY SWELLS = Over 4 m (Over 13 ft)

  • Wind speeds quoted are the expected average speeds. Individual gusts may exceed these values by a factor of up to 1.5. Wave heights are significant wave height, which may be accompanied by individual waves 1.5 to 2.0 times higher.
  • Be aware that these estimates of wind waves/swells do not take into account the enhancing effects of the local sea currents.

 

Last modified on Monday, 27 February 2017 15:20

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