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WEATHER REPORT ISSUED BY THE MARINE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER SPLIT
ON 29.08.2016 AT 1200 HOURS


WARNING

A CHANCE OF FOG IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH ADRIATIC. IN THE NORTH ADRIATIC DURING THE NIGHT LOCAL GUSTS OF NE WINDS AROUND 35, IN THE VELEBIT CHANNEL UP TO 45 KNOTS.

SYNOPSIS

A ridge of high pressure is weakening slowly, while a shallow trough with weakened cold front is approaching from the northwest.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE ADRIATIC FOR THE FIRST 12 HOURS

Calm or mainly NW and W, along the coast during the night NE winds, 5-10 knots. In the North Adriatic during the night NE winds 10-18, in the Velebit Channel up to 24 knots. Sea 1-2, in the North Adriatic during the night 2-3. Visibility 10-20, in places around 5 km due to mist, and in the Central and South Adriatic during the night possibly less than 1 km due to fog. Mostly clear, but partial cloud increase is expected in the North Adriatic late in the day.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS

Light variable winds, in the North Adriatic moderate and fresh, in the Velebit Channel up to strong NE winds. Sea smooth, in the North Adriatic smooth and slight, and locally in the open up to moderate. Mostly clear, but in the North Adriatic variably cloudy.

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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