Issued by the:  Solomon Islands Meteorological Service.

Valid for: 24 hours

From: 4:00pm on Saturday 19th August 2017.

Marine Warnings: Nil

General Situation:  A general easterly trade wind flow persists over Solomon Islands.

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

East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots with slight to moderate seas and low southeast swells. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, tending scattered over waters of Western province.
 

Further outlook for Monday: East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots.
Central Region (Malaita, Guadalcanal and Central Islands Provinces)

East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots with slight to moderate seas and low to moderate southeast swells. Scattered showers and thunderstorms with rain areas.

 Further outlook for Monday: East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots.
 

Eastern Region (Makira, Temotu and Rennell/Bellona Provinces

East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots with moderate seas and low to moderate southeast swells. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, tending isolated over waters of Rennell & Bellona.

Further outlook for Monday: East to Southeast winds at 10 to 20 knots.
 
Honiara Port & Surrounding Areas.

East to Northeast winds at 05 to 15 knots with smooth to slight seas. Fine apart from isolated showers.
 

Further outlook for Monday: East to northeast winds at 10 to 15 knots.
 

 

Tidal Predictions for Honiara
High Tide will be at 1:22am tonight. (0.80m)
Next Low tide will be at 11:34am tomorrow morning (0.13m)

Tidal Predictions for Lata
Low tide will be at 8:36pm this evening (0.44m)
Next High Tide will be at 02:49am tonight. (1.52m)

Tidal Predications for Taro
Low tide will be at 7:37pm this evening (0.55m)
Next High Tide will be at 02:21am tonight (1.46m)

The next update will be issued at 9:00am 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 Saturday, 19 August 2017 15:39

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