The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI MAY 06 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT
OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE MORE THAN
TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

THIS HIGH SEAS FORECAST USES 1-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS WHICH MAY BE
HIGHER THAN 10-MINUTE AVERAGE WINDS.

SECURITE

SOUTH PACIFIC EQUATOR TO 25S BETWEEN 120W AND 160E

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC MAY 06 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC MAY 07 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC MAY 08 2016.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST

.TROUGH FROM 22S177W TO 20S175E TO 16S171E MOVING SW SLOWLY. E
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 23S BETWEEN 172W AND 172E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 25S168E TO 20S169E TO 16S166E. E
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 24S BETWEEN 170E AND 174E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 25S167E TO 21S167E TO 16S163E.
WINDS DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS.

.TROUGH FROM 25S165E TO 20S170E MOVING NE 10 KT. ISOLATED
MODERATE TSTMS S OF 22S BETWEEN 164E AND 174E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH MERGED WITH TROUGH ABOVE.

.FRONT FROM 22S120W TO 15S150W NEARLY STATIONARY. ISOLATED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 60 NM OF FRONT W OF 127W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 21S120W TO 14S150W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 21S120W TO 20S132W TO 13S150W.

.TROUGH FROM 01S179E TO 16S166W MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED MODERATE
TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM NE OF TROUGH...AND WITHIN 180 NM W OF TROUGH N
OF 10S.
.24 HOUR FORECAST WEAKENING TROUGH FROM 01S176E TO 07S178E TO
12S168W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WEAK TROUGH FROM 03S167E TO 11S171E.

.TROUGH FROM 05S161W TO 12S157W MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED MODERATE
TSTMS WITHIN 180 NM OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 08S164W TO 12S158W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 04S171W TO 13S161W.

.TROUGH FROM 04S154W TO 10S144W MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED TSTMS
WITHIN 180 NM SW OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 04S158W TO 09S150W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH DISSIPATED.

.RIDGE FROM 15S120W TO 13S128W TO 13S137W NEARLY STATIONARY.

.OTHERWISE WINDS 20 KT OR LESS OVER REMAINDER OF AREA.

.SEAS 8 TO 11 FT S OF A LINE FROM 23S172W TO 20S175E TO 23S169E.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT S OF 12S E OF 130W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 11 FT S OF 22S BETWEEN 167E AND
177W...AND S OF A LINE FROM 23S120W TO 20S131W TO 23S142W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SEAS 8 TO 12 FT S OF A LINE FROM 19S120W TO
17S131W TO 22S143W.

.OTHERWISE SEAS 8 FT OR LESS OVER REMAINDER OF AREA.

.ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS FROM 19S TO 21S BETWEEN 168W AND 173W.
ISOLATED TSTMS FROM 05S TO 08S W OF 172E.

$$

.FORECASTER BRAVENDER. HONOLULU HI.


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