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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.
South Pacific Equator to 25s between 120w and 160e
Synopsis valid 1200 UTC may 20 2013. 24 hour forecast valid 1200 UTC may 21 2013. 48 hour forecast valid 1200 UTC may 22 2013.
.Synopsis and forecast.
.front from 25s180e to 18s170e to 13s160e nearly stationary. Isolated moderate tstms S of front E of 175e...within 60 nm of front N of 14s...and within 60 nm E of front S of 23s. .24 hour forecast little change. .48 hour forecast front from 25s175w to 20s177e to 14s160e.
.Front from 25s140w to 21s146w to 20s152w moving E 10 kt S of 24s...and nearly stationary elsewhere. Isolated moderate tstms within 60 nm of line from 20s143w to 23s140w to 25s138w. .24 hour forecast front moved S of forecast area.
.trough from 25s133w to 20s135w to 15s135w nearly stationary. Isolated moderate tstms S of 20s between 131w and 136w. .24 hour forecast trough from 25s131w to 18s135w. .48 hour forecast trough from 25s128w to 19s135w.
.Ridge from 25s166w to 23s177w nearly stationary.
.ridge from 21s160e to 22s171e nearly stationary.
.Winds 20 kt or less over entire forecast area.
.seas 12 to 13 ft S of 10s E of 126w. Seas 8 to 12 ft elsewhere S of line from 00s120w to 00s135w to 18s144w to 00s149w to 00s160w. Seas 8 to 10 ft from 06s to 18s between 160w and 167w...and over forecast waters S of 24s between 167e and 176e. .24 hour forecast seas 8 to 12 ft S of line from 00s120w to 00s135w to 17s143w to 17s150w to 10s152w to 10s163w. Seas 8 to 10 ft from 10s to 20s between 163w and 170w. .48 hour forecast seas 8 to 11 ft S of line from 00s120w to 00s128w to 16s143w to 16s146w to 08s150w to 08s154w. Seas 8 to 9 ft from 08s to 20s between 154w and 170w.
.Seas 8 ft or less over rest of forecast area.
.isolated moderate tstms bounded by 01s176w to 04s153w to 13s148w to 12s162w to 10s165w to 17s169w to 13s179w to 01s176w...and in area from 08s to 15s between 172e and 179e.
.Forecaster kinel. Honolulu HI.
|No Stations Reporting|
|Place||ID||Sea Temp||Wave Height|
|Christmas Island||51028||79 °F|
|TAO Buoy Adrift||51542|
|Click the Station ID for daily observations and history.|
NOT FOR NAVIGATION. DO NOT RELY ON THIS DATA FOR DECISIONS THAT CAN RESULT IN HARM TO ANYONE OR ANYTHING.