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WEATHER REPORT ISSUED BY THE MARINE METEOROLOGICAL CENTER SPLIT
ON 19.01.2017 AT 1200 HOURS


WARNING

LOCAL GUSTS OF NE, IN THE OPEN SEA OF THE SOUTH ADRIATIC OF E and SE WINDS, 35-55, IN THE NORTH ADRIATIC UP TO 70, AND IN THE VELEBIT CHANNEL UP TO 95 KNOTS. SEA LOCALLY UP TO 5, BUT IN THE OPEN OF THE NORTH ADRIATIC STILL UP TO 6 TODAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE OPEN OF THE SOUTH AND CENTRAL ADRIATIC.

SYNOPSIS

A low over southern Italy is slowly filling up, while a ridge of high pressure is intensifying from the north.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE ADRIATIC FOR THE FIRST 12 HOURS

NE, in the open sea of the South and of a part of the Central Adriatic E and SE winds, 16-32, in the North Adriatic up to 38, and in the Velebit Channel up to 50 knots. Winds slowly easing toward the end of the day and during the night to 14-28, in the Velebit Channel to 40 knots. Sea 4-5, in the open of the North Adriatic 5-6. Visibility 10-20 km. Variably cloudy with light scattered rain or snow, in the open of the South and Central Adriatic with isolated rain showers and thunder.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS

Winds further easing to fresh and strong, only in the Velebit Channel NE winds still up to gale force. Sea moderate and rough, gradually calming. Gradual clearing along the coast, but in the open sea still variably cloudy, in the South and Central Adriatic with light scattered rain or snow, possibly with isolated rain showers and thunder as well.

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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