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Bulletin issued at 08:00 HKT 30/Jan/2015

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 8:00 a.m. on 30 January 2015

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

Weather Situation:
A cold front is moving across the coastal areas of Guangdong. The associated northeast monsoon is gradually affecting the coastal waters.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
East to northeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Visibility relatively low.
Moderate to rough seas.

Nan'ao:
Northeast force 7 to 8.
Rough to very rough seas.

Shanwei, South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
East to northeast force 5 to 6, becoming force 7 to 8.
Moderate to rough seas, becoming very rough.

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

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations
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Waglan Island Wind north-northeast force 3
  Visibility 4400 Metres

Shantou Wind calm
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind north-northeast force 4
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind northeast force 3

Macau Wind north-northeast force 1
  Visibility 9 Kilometres

Xisha Wind northeast force 2
  Visibility 24 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: <30 Jan 2015>