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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 24/Feb/2019

GALE WARNING AREA: TAIWAN STRAIT.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 232100 UTC:
THE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 240100 UTC:

HONG KONG= N TO NE 4-5. RAIN PATCHES AT FIRST. SEA UP TO 2 M. SWELL NE 2 M. TEMP 18-17 C. =
KWANGTUNG= NE 5-6, 7 IN E. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 2-3 M, 4 M IN E. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 6-7, OCNL 8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
BASHI= E TO NE 5-6, OCNL 7. CLD. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
PRATAS= NE 5-6, OCNL 7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
BALINTANG= E TO NE 5-6. FINE. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 4-5. FINE. SEA UP TO 2 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
PARACEL= E TO NE 4-5, OCNL 6. CLD. SEA UP TO 3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TONKIN= NE 4-5, 6 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 2 M, 3 M AT FIRST. =
DANANG= E 4-5, OCNL 6. FINE. SEA UP TO 3 M. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. =
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Abbreviations:
KT, VRB, SLW, FRQ - knot, variable, slow, frequent STNR, QSTNR, C - stationary, quasi-stationary, degrees celsius WKN, INTSF, INTST, NC - weaken, intensify, intensity, no change LGT, ISOL, SCT, OCNL - light, isolated, scattered, occasional CLD, DZ, TS - cloudy, drizzle, thunderstorm

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