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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 13/Dec/2018

GALE WARNING AREAS: HONG KONG, KWANGTUNG, TAIWAN STRAIT, BASHI, PRATAS, BALINTANG, SCARBOROUGH, PARACEL, TONKIN AND DANANG.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 122100 UTC:
AN INTENSE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 130100 UTC:

HONG KONG= N TO NE 6-7, OCNL 8. LGT RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. TEMP 17-15 C. =
KWANGTUNG= N TO NE 7-8. LGT RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= N TO NE 7-8. FINE. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
BASHI= N TO NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
PRATAS= N TO NE 7-8. LGT RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
BALINTANG= N TO NE 8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= N TO NE 8. LGT RAIN PATCHES LATER. SEA 6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
PARACEL= N TO NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 3-5 M. =
TONKIN= N TO NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 2-3 M. =
DANANG= N TO NE 7-8. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL N TO NE 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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