Weather report issued by The Marine Meteorological Center Split on 19.03.2019 at 06


Warning
IN THE NORTH AND IN A PART OF THE CENTRAL ADRIATIC LOCAL GUSTS OF NE WINDS 35-60, IN THE VELEBIT CHANNEL UP TO 70 KNOTS. IN THE SOUTH AND IN A PART OF THE CENTRAL ADRIATIC AT FIRST STILL LOCAL GUSTS OF SE, LATE IN THE DAY OF NE WINDS, 35-40 KNOTS. IN THE OPEN OF THE NORTH ADRIATIC SEA LOCALLY UP TO 5. A RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS.
Synopsis
The trough with frontal disturbance is shifting across the Adriatic southeastwards, while a ridge of high pressure is intensifying from the northwest.
Weather forecast for the Adriatic for the first 12 hours
In the North and in a part of the Central Adriatic NE winds 14-32, in the Velebit Channel up to 38 knots. In the South and in a part of the Central Adriatic SE and SW winds 12-24 knots, dying away during the forenoon, firstly in the northern part. Sea 3-4, in the open of the North Adriatic possibly up to 5, calming in the South and in a part of the Central Adriatic to 2-3. Visibility 10-20 km. Mainly cloudy with scattered rain, isolated rain showers and thunder, mainly in the Central, at first in the North Adriatic as well.
Weather forecast for the next 12 hours
Fair or mainly cloudy. Scattered rain, isolated rain showers and thunder, mainly in the Central Adriatic. Moderate to strong, in the North and in a part of the Central Adriatic up to near gale force, in the Velebit Channel up to gale force NE winds. In the first part of the night in the greater part of the South Adriatic calm or light NE and NW winds. Sea slight and moderate, in the open of the North Adriatic possibly up to rough. In the South Adriatic sea smooth or slight.
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 - 1.2
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 (-)

Adriatic sub-basins