Weather report issued by The Marine Meteorological Center Split on 30.01.2023 at 06


Warning
From the middle of the night in the South and in a larger part of the Central Adriatic local gusts of NW, along the coast of NE wind 35-40 knots are expected. A low risk of light isolated thunderstorms in the open sea of the South Adriatic.
Synopsis
A shallow trough situated southwards the Adriatic is slowly being filled up while a ridge of high from the northwest will be slightly weakening but at night intensifying again.
Weather forecast for the Adriatic for the first 12 hours
NW wind 6-16, in the open sea of the South and of a larger part of the Central Adriatic 10-20 knots. In the morning NE wind 6-14 along the coast, up to 18 knots in the Velebit Channel. The sea 2-3, during the day in the North Adriatic calming to 1-2, in the afternoon gradually intensifying to 3-4 in the open sea of the South Adriatic. Visibility 10-20 km. Mostly clear skies along the coast but temporarily with moderate cloudiness, first in northern part. In the open sea variably cloudy and in southern part a risk of light rain or isolated rain showers with thunder.
Weather forecast for the next 12 hours
Mostly clear skies, in places with moderate cloudiness but in southern part of the Adriatic variably cloudy and towards the open sea with likely light rain or isolated rain showers with thunder. Light to moderate NW wind, in the open sea of the South and of a larger part of the Central Adriatic moderate to fresh and from the middle of the night also strong. During the night light to moderate NE and N winds along the coast, from the middle of the night increasing to moderate to fresh in the South and in a part of the Central Adriatic. The sea smooth to slight, in the open of the South and in the second part of the night also Central Adriatic slight to moderate.
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