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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 21:00 HKT 26/Mar/2017

GALE WARNING AREAS: BASHI AND BALINTANG.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 260900 UTC:
THE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS GENERALLY AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 261300 UTC:

HONG KONG= E TO NE 5-6. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. TEMP 15-20 C. =
KWANGTUNG= E TO NE 6-7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 6-7. FINE. CLD AT FIRST. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
BASHI= E TO NE 7-8. CLD. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
PRATAS= E TO NE 6-7. CLD. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
BALINTANG= E TO NE 7-8. CLD. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 6-7. FINE. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 3 M. =
PARACEL= E TO NE 6-7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TONKIN= N TO NE 5-6, OCNL 7. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 2-4 M. =
DANANG= N TO NE 5-6. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 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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