Marine Bulletin 1st Quarter 2014.

Marine Bulletin 1st Quarter 2014.

The ITD position fluctuated between latitudes 6.4°N and 9.5°N. The average latitudinal position was 7.9 °N while the highest and lowest positions were 11.8°N and 6.3°N respectively. The winds were southwesterly, occasionally backing southeasterly with speed ranging from 5 - 12kts, occasionally 18kts. The mean coastal maximum temperature in Eket and Calabar areas were 30.4°C and 32.6°C respectively. Average Sea Surface Temperature for Koko was 28.9°C while Eket and Calabar recorded 28.0°C and 29.4°C respectively. Coastal Mean Sea Level Pressure (MSLP) values fluctuated between 1010 - 1014hPa, filling up to 1015 – 1017hPa occasionally while the center value of St. Helena high pressure was between 1016hPa and 1024hPa with an average value of 1020hPa throughout the month.

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