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Marifoon forecast

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Data owner Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Rijk)
Updated 03/14/2024 - 00:00
License CC-BY (4.0)
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  • Air
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The Marifoon forecast covers the coastal waters around the Netherlands up to 30 nautical mile offshore and the greater inland waters. This area is divided into the following districts: Vlissingen, Zierikzee, Hoek van Holland, IJmuiden, Texel, Harlingen, Rottum, Delfzijl, IJsselmeer and Markermeer. The Marifoon is issued four times a day and covers a period of 24 hours beginning at 00:00, 06:00, 12:00 and 18:00 UTC. The forecast contains wind warnings in force (≥6 Bft) and a forecast of: general synopsis, average wind direction and force, wind gusts (if  ≥ 10 knots above average wind), weather and visibility for the districts mentioned above. For the time indication, "first" or "soon" are used for a change in the weather in the first 4 hours of the time block, "later" is used to indicate a change in the last 4 hours. Visit https://www.knmi.nl/nederland-nu/maritiem/marifoon_uitleg for more information. The data is published in two different formats: txt and xml.

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