Issued by the: Solomon Islands Meteorological Service

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4pm, on Tuesady 28th March 2017.

Marine Warnings: Nill

General Situation:   A general Easterly winds persists over the Solomon Islands.
 

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

Northeast to east winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas. Isolated showers and thunderstorms


Further Outlook for Thursday: West to northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.

Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

Northeast to Southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with slight seas. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

Further Outlook for Thursday: West to northwest winds at 05 to 15 knots.
 

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

Northeast to Southeast winds at 05 to 15 knots reaching 20 knots at times with slight to moderate seas and low swells.  Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

 Further Outlook for Thursday:   Northeast to Southeast winds at 10 to 15 knots.
 

Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

East to Northeast winds at 05 to 12 knots with smooth  seas. Fine apart from a few showers and isolated thunderstorm

Further Outlook for Thursday:  Northeast to north winds at 05 to 15 knots.
 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
High tide will be at 5:32pm this evening. (0.79 m)
Low tide will be at 11:39pm tonight.(0.47m)
 

Tidal Predictions for Lata
High tide will be at 4:37pm this afternoon. (1.62m)
Low tide will be at 10:39 tonight. (0.20m)

Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 10:12pm tonight (0.24m)
High tide will be at 4:27am early tomorrow morning. (1.52m)


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 Tuesday, 28 March 2017 16:17

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