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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 21:00 HKT 17/Feb/2019

GALE WARNING AREA: TAIWAN STRAIT.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 170900 UTC:
AN EASTERLY AIRSTREAM IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 171300 UTC:

HONG KONG= E TO SE 5-6, UP TO 7 AT FIRST. A FEW SHOWERS. ISOL TS LATER. SEA 2-3 M, UP TO 4 M AT FIRST. SWELL E UP TO 2 M. TEMP 18-21 C. =
KWANGTUNG= E TO SE 5-6. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL E TO NE 2-3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 6-7, UP TO 8 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 3-4 M, UP TO 6 M AT FIRST. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BASHI= E TO SE 6-7, BEC S TO SE 5-6. ISOL SHOWERS. SEA 3-4 M, BEC 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
PRATAS= E 6-7, BEC SE 5-6. ISOL SHOWERS. SEA 3-4 M, BEC 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BALINTANG= E TO SE 6-7, BEC S TO SE 5-6. ISOL SHOWERS. SEA 3-4 M, BEC 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= E 4-5, BEC S 4-5. FINE. SEA UP TO 2 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
PARACEL= SE 5-6. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS IN N. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TONKIN= S TO SE 5-6, OCNL 7. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 4 M. =
DANANG= SE 5-6. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 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

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