Weather

 Check the weather before going paddling!

  • check what force the winds are (above force 4 starts to get rough. See force descriptions below)
  • check what direction winds blowing
  • check if there are any warnings issued
  • check the satellite imagery for approaching storms

For detailed local weather reports for water sports, visit: http://www.hko.gov.hk/sports/watersports.shtml

Force descriptions

Descriptive
Term
Beaufort
Force(F)
Wind Speed
Calm F 0 < 1 kt < 2 km/h
Light F 1 1 – 3 kt 2 – 6 km/h
F 2 4 – 6 kt 7 – 12 km/h
Moderate F 3 7 – 10 kt 13 – 19 km/h
F 4 11 – 16 kt 20 – 30 km/h
Fresh F 5 17 – 21 kt 31 – 40 km/h
Strong F 6 22 – 27 kt 41 – 51 km/h
F 7 28 – 33 kt 52 – 62 km/h
Gale F 8 34 – 40 kt 63 – 75 km/h
F 9 41 – 47 kt 76 – 87 km/h
Storm F 10 48 – 55 kt 88 – 103 km/h
F 11 56 – 63 kt 104 – 117 km/h
Hurricane F 12 >= 64 kt >= 118 km/h