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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 22:00 HKT 20/Aug/2017

GALE WARNING AREAS: BASHI AND BALINTANG.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 200900 UTC:
TROPICAL DEPRESSION HATO (1713) 1000HPA 20N 127E WNW 10 KT INTSF.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 201400 UTC:

HONG KONG= NW 4-5. FINE. DOWN TO 4000 M IN SOME HAZE LATER. SEA UP TO 2 M. TEMP 29-34 C. =
KWANGTUNG= NW 4-5. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NW 4-5, NE 5-6 LATER. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2 M, UP TO 3 M LATER. =
BASHI= N TO NW 6-7, UP TO 8 LATER. DOWN TO 1000 M IN SCT HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M, UP TO 6 M LATER. SWELL E TO NE 2 M, UP TO 3 M LATER. =
PRATAS= N TO NW 4-5. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
BALINTANG= N TO NW 6-7, UP TO 8 LATER. DOWN TO 1000 M IN SCT HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M, UP TO 6 M LATER. SWELL E TO NE 2 M, UP TO 3 M LATER. =
SCARBOROUGH= NW 4-5. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
PARACEL= NW 4-5. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
TONKIN= SW 4-5. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M. =
DANANG= SW 4-5. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 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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