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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 05/Dec/2016

GALE WARNING AREAS: TAIWAN STRAIT AND BASHI.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 042100 UTC:
THE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 050100 UTC:

HONG KONG= NE 3-4, N UP TO 6 LATER. DOWN TO 4000 M IN HAZE. SEA UP TO 3 M LATER. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M AT FIRST. TEMP 26-18 C. =
KWANGTUNG= NE 5-6, N UP TO 7 LATER. DOWN TO 4000 M IN MORNING MIST PATCHES IN W. SEA 2-3 M, UP TO 4 M LATER. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= N TO NE 6-7, 8 LATER. DOWN TO 4000 M IN MORNING MIST PATCHES. SEA 3-4 M, 6 M LATER. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. =
BASHI= E 5-6, N 7-8 LATER. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 2-3 M, 4-6 M LATER. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. =
PRATAS= NE 5-6, OCNL 7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. =
BALINTANG= E 5-6, N 7 LATER. CLD. SEA 2-3 M, 4 M LATER. SWELL NE 2 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 5-6, 7 LATER. FINE. SEA 2-3 M, 4 M LATER. SWELL NE 2 M. =
PARACEL= NE 5-6, OCNL 7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TONKIN= NE 5-6, N UP TO 7 LATER. DOWN TO 4000 M IN MORNING MIST PATCHES. SEA 2-3 M, UP TO 4 M LATER. =
DANANG= NE 5-6, OCNL 7. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL NE 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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