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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 18/Nov/2017

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

GENERAL SITUATION AT 172100 UTC:
THE NORTHEAST MONSOON IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE FORECAST AREAS. COLD FRONT 24N 109E 27N 118E 27N 125E S 20KT. FOR DETAILS ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIROGI (1725), PLEASE REFER TO THE 3-HRLY SHIPPING WARNINGS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 180100 UTC:

HONG KONG= N TO NE 6-7, N 4 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE UP TO 2 M. TEMP 25-18 C. =
KWANGTUNG= N TO NE 7-8, NE 4 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= N TO NE 8-9. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 6-8 M. SWELL NE 2 M, 3 M LATER. =
BASHI= N TO NE 8-9, NE 4 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 6-8 M. SWELL NE 2 M, 3 M LATER. =
PRATAS= N TO NE 7-8, NE 4 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
BALINTANG= NE 4, N TO NE 7-8 LATER. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M LATER. SWELL NE 2 M, 3 M LATER. =
SCARBOROUGH= NE 4, N TO NE 6-7 LATER. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M LATER. SWELL NE 2 M. =
PARACEL= NE 4, N TO NE 6-7 LATER. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M LATER. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TONKIN= N TO NE 7-8, NE 4 AT FIRST. RAIN PATCHES. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL E UP TO 2 M. =
DANANG= E TO SE 4, N TO NE 6-7 LATER. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS IN S. SEA 3-4 M LATER. 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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