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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 19/Nov/2017

GALE WARNING AREAS: HONG KONG, KWANGTUNG, TAIWAN STRAIT, BASHI, PRATAS AND BALINTANG.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 182100 UTC:
AN INTENSE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS. COLD FRONT 18N 112E 19N 118E S 20KT. FOR DETAILS ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIROGI (1725), PLEASE REFER TO THE 3-HRLY SHIPPING WARNINGS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 190100 UTC:

HONG KONG= NE 6-7, OCNL 8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. TEMP 21-17 C. =
KWANGTUNG= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 7-8, OCNL 9. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 8 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
BASHI= NE 7-8, OCNL 9. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 8 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
PRATAS= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
BALINTANG= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 6-7. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
PARACEL= NE 6-7. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 3-5 M. =
TONKIN= NE 6-7. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
DANANG= NE 6-7. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 3 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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