The High Seas Forecast for the South Pacific

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HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
0530 UTC FRI DEC 09 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 DEC 09 2016.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC DEC 10 2016.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC DEC 11 2016.

.WARNINGS.

.NONE.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.LOW 08S169E 1007 MB MOVING NW 10 KT. TROUGH FROM 18S175W TO LOW
TO 07S164E TO 08N160E. SCATTERED MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 120 NM OF
LOW AND TROUGH E OF 169E...AND FROM 02S TO 06S BETWEEN 165E AND
179E. ISOLATED MODERATE TSTMS ELSEWHERE FROM 03S TO 14S W OF 179E.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 06S166E 1008 MB. TROUGH FROM 17S176E TO LOW
TO 08S160E.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 07S163E 1008 MB. TROUGH FROM 17S168E TO LOW
TO 08S160E.

.FRONT FROM 25S124W TO 21S136W TO 25S154W. FRONT MOVING NE 10 KT
E OF 135W...NEARLY STATIONARY ELSEWHERE. NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT
BETWEEN FRONT AND 120W S OF 23S. ISOLATED TSTMS WITHIN 90 NM OF
FRONT E OF 130W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 21S120W TO 19S135W TO 22S148W TO
25S151W. WINDS DIMINISHED TO 20 KT OR LESS.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 24S120W TO 23S126W TO 19S133W TO
22S148W TO 25S150W.

.FRONT FROM 25S158W TO 20S169W MOVING ESE 10 KT. SCATTERED
MODERATE TSTMS WITHIN 300 NM E OF FRONT S OF 23S.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S155W TO 21S161W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FRONT FROM 25S153W TO 22S158W.

.TROUGH FROM 18S164W TO 07S167W MOVING W 10 KT. ISOLATED TSTMS
WITHIN 180 NM W OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 18S164W TO 09S174W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 19S164W TO 09S179E.

.TROUGH FROM 13S133W TO 12S140W TO 07S149W MOVING SW 10 KT.
ISOLATED TSTMS WITHIN 60 NM OF TROUGH.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 14S135W TO 13S147W TO 09S154W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROUGH FROM 15S150W TO 08S162W.

.RIDGE FROM 25S168E TO 23S160E MOVING S SLOWLY.

.RIDGE FROM 16S120W TO 12S128W NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

.SEAS 8 FT OR LESS OVER ENTIRE AREA.

$$

.FORECASTER BRAVENDER. HONOLULU HI.


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