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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 21:00 HKT 18/Dec/2014

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

GENERAL SITUATION AT 180900 UTC:
AN INTENSE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 181300 UTC:

HONG KONG= N TO NE 5, OCNL 6. RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. TEMP 12-15 C. =
KWANGTUNG= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
BASHI= E TO NE 7-8, 6-7 LATER. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M, 3-4 M LATER. SWELL NE 3 M. =
PRATAS= E TO NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
BALINTANG= E TO NE 7-8, 6-7 LATER. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M, 3-4 M LATER. SWELL NE 3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 7-8, 5-6 LATER. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M, 2-3 M LATER. SWELL NE 3 M. =
PARACEL= NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
TONKIN= N TO NE 6, OCNL 7. CLD. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
DANANG= N TO NE 6-7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 3-4 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: <18 Dec 2014>