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Marine Forecast

Weather Information for the Marine Community

Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 19/Oct/2018

GALE WARNING AREAS: HONG KONG, KWANGTUNG, TAIWAN STRAIT, BASHI AND BALINTANG.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 182100 UTC:
AN EASTERLY AIRSTREAM IS GENERALLY AFFECTING THE FORECAST AREAS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 190100 UTC:

HONG KONG= E 6-7, OCNL 8. ONE OR TWO LIGHT RAIN PATCHES. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL NE 2 M. TEMP 25-23 C. =
KWANGTUNG= E 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= NE 7-8. ISOL SHOWERS. SEA 4-6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BASHI= E 6-7, OCNL 8. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
PRATAS= E 6-7. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
BALINTANG= E 6-7, OCNL 8. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
SCARBOROUGH= E 5-6. ISOL SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2-3 M. =
PARACEL= E 5-6, OCNL 7. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 4 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
TONKIN= E 5-6. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 2-3 M. SWELL NE 2 M. =
DANANG= E 5-6. DOWN TO 4000 M IN ISOL SQUALLY 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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