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Bulletin issued at 19:30 HKT 18/Dec/2014

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 7:30 p.m. on 18 December 2014

Gale force winds in Nan'ao, Shanwei, south of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao. Strong winds in Hong Kong adjacent waters.

Weather Situation:
The northeast monsoon is affecting the south China coastal waters.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
North to northeast force 5, occasionally force 6.
A few rain patches.
Moderate to rough seas.

Nan'ao, Shanwei, South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
Northeast force 7 to 8.
Rough to very rough seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
East to northeasterly winds of force 6 to 7, occasionally force 8.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations

Waglan Island Wind north-northeast force 4
  Visibility 12 Kilometres

Shantou Wind east force 2
  Visibility 21 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind east-northeast force 4
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind northeast force 4

Macau Wind north force 3
  Visibility 12 Kilometres

Xisha Wind east-northeast force 4
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

  • Explanation of Seas or Sea Waves
  • Explanation of Swells
  • Descriptive Terms of Wind Speeds
  • Visibility Readings in Hong Kong Waters
  • Map showing forecast areas
  • Tidal Information
  • Last revision date: <18 Dec 2014>