HNMS issues marine forecasts 4 times a day (0400-1000-1600-2200 UTC), which cover the next 24 hours, providing also a 12 hour outlook.
The forecasts are referred to the eastern 36 out 53 sub-areas, Mediterranean and Black Sea, also known as METAREA III, is divided into.
Each forecast includes:
VERY SOON: expected the first 6 hours of forecast
SOON: expected the next 6 hours of forecast
LATER: expected the last 12 hours of forecast
Very poor: Less than 0.5 nautical miles;
Poor: 0.5 to less than 2 nautical miles;
Moderate: 2 to 5 nautical miles;
Good: Greater than 5 nautical miles (*not mandatory).
Are issued throughout the day as required: