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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 26/Jul/2016

GALE WARNING AREAS: PARACEL AND TONKIN.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 252100 UTC:
FOR DETAILS ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, PLEASE REFER TO THE 3-HRLY SHIPPING WARNINGS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 260100 UTC:

HONG KONG= E TO SE 4-5, UP TO 6 LATER. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2 M, UP TO 3 M LATER. TEMP 32-27 C. =
KWANGTUNG= E TO SE 4-5, 6-7 LATER. DOWN TO 2000 M IN SCT SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M, 3-4 M LATER. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= S TO SW 4. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. =
BASHI= S TO SW 4. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. =
PRATAS= S TO SE 5-6, UP TO 7 AT FIRST. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 M, UP TO 4 M AT FIRST. =
BALINTANG= S TO SW 4. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. =
SCARBOROUGH= S 5-6, UP TO 7 AT FIRST. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 M, UP TO 4 M AT FIRST. =
PARACEL= CYCLONIC 6-7, 8-9 LATER. DOWN TO 1000 M IN OCNL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M, 6-8 M LATER. SWELL E 2 M. =
TONKIN= E TO NE 4, BEC CYCLONIC 7-8. DOWN TO 1000 M IN OCNL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS LATER. SEA 4-6 M LATER. =
DANANG= NE 4-5, BEC W TO NW 6-7. DOWN TO 1000 M IN OCNL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 2 M, 3-4 M LATER. SWELL E TO 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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