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Weather forecast for the Adriatic


WEATHER REPORT ISSUED BY THE MARINE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER SPLIT
ON 24.02.2017 AT 1200 HOURS


WARNING

LOCAL GUSTS OF SE WINDS 35-45, IN THE SOUTH ADRIATIC UP TO 55 KNOTS. IN THE NORTH ADRIATIC DURING THE NIGHT AND IN THE CENTRAL LATER ON, LOCAL GUSTS OF NE WINDS 35-65, IN THE VELEBIT CHANNEL UP TO 95 KNOTS. SEA LOCALLY UP TO 5. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

SYNOPSIS

A trough with frontal disturbance has approached the Adriatic from the northwest and it is expected to shift southward during the night.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE ADRIATIC FOR THE FIRST 12 HOURS

SE and S winds 12-28, in the South Adriatic up to 34, turning in the North Adriatic during the night to NE and strengthening to 18-36, in the Velebit Channel up to 50 knots. Sea 3-4, in the South, during the night in the rest of the Adriatic, 4-5. Visibility 10-20 km. Overcast with rain, during the night with isolated rain showers and thunder, in places possibly heavier.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS

Overcast with rain, showers and thunder, in places possibly heavier. In the North and in a part of the Central Adriatic partial clearing and end of precipitation in the morning. Strong and gale force, in the Velebit Channel up to storm force NE winds, rapidly spreading from the North to the Central Adriatic. In the South, at first in the Central Adriatic as well, still moderate to strong, in the South Adriatic up to near gale force SE winds. Sea moderate and rough.

PMC - Split


 

DOUGLAS SCALE

State of the sea Description Waves average height (m)
0 calm (glassy) 0
1 calm (rippled) 0-0.1
2 smooth 0.1-0.5
3 slight 0.5-1.25
4 moderate 1.25-2.5
5 rough 2.5-4
6 very rough 4-6
7 high 6-9
8 very high 9-14
9 phenomenal >14


 

BEAUFORT SCALE

Wind speed Waves height
km/h m/s kt mph m ft
0 Bf calm < 1 0-0.2 < 1 < 1 - -
1 Bf light air 1-5 0.3-1.5 1-3 1-3 0.1(0.1) 0.25(0.25)
2 Bf light breeze 6-11 1.6-3.3 4-6 4-7 0.2(0.3) 0.5(1)
3 Bf gentle breeze 12-19 3.4-5.4 7-10 8-12 0.6(1) 2(3)
4 Bf moderate breeze 20-28 5.5-7.9 11-16 13-18 1(1.5) 3.5(5)
5 Bf fresh breeze 29-38 8.0-10.7 17-21 19-24 2(2.5) 6(8.5)
6 Bf strong breeze 39-49 10.8-13.8 22-27 25-31 3(4) 9.5(13)
7 Bf near gale 50-61 13.9-17.1 28-33 32-38 4(5.5) 13.5(19)
8 Bf gale 62-74 17.2-20.7 34-40 39-46 5.5(7.5) 18(25)
9 Bf strong gale 75-88 20.8-24.4 41-47 47-54 7(10) 23(32)
10 Bf storm 89-102 24.5-28.4 48-55 55-63 9(12.5) 29(41)
11 Bf violent storm 103-117 28.5-32.6 56-63 64-72 11.5(16) 37(52)
12 Bf hurricane >=118 >=32.7 >=64 >=73 14(-) 45(-)


 

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