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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 23/Dec/2014

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

GENERAL SITUATION AT 222100 UTC:
AN INTENSE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS GENERALLY AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 230100 UTC:

HONG KONG= NE 5-6. CLD. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2 M. TEMP 17-15 C. =
KWANGTUNG= E TO NE 6-7, 8 AT FIRST. CLD. SEA 3-4 M, 6 M AT FIRST. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 6, 7-8 AT FIRST. CLD. SEA 3 M, 4-6 M AT FIRST. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BASHI= E 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
PRATAS= E TO NE 6-7, 8 AT FIRST. CLD. SEA 3-4 M, 6 M AT FIRST. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BALINTANG= E 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 6-7, 8 AT FIRST. FINE. SEA 3-4 M, 6 M AT FIRST. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
PARACEL= NE 6-7. CLD. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TONKIN= NE 4-5. CLD. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
DANANG= NE 5-6, OCNL 7. CLD. SEA 2-4 M. SWELL NE 2-3 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

The date and time are specified by a 6-digit number DDHHMM. DD stands for the day of month, HH represents the hour while MM indicates the minute in UTC.



  • Map showing the 10 forecast areas
  • Tidal Information
  • Last revision date: <23 Dec 2014>