Forecasts giving the present state and likely development of the weather are given in regular bulletins or by radio-telephone.
Radio forecasts. These begin with a description of the weather (i.e. wind 7 Bf freshening, sea 5 increasing, fog etc.), this is followed by the general situation and forecast for the next 12 and 24 hours in the Adriatic and Otranto. Coastal radio-stations RIJEKARADIO, SPLITRADIO, DUBROVNIKRADIO give forecasts three times a day in the national language followed by English. Other important radio-stations are MALTARADIO, TRIESTERADIO and the Italian RAI service.
Special warnings are transmitted as soon as storms or other weather conditions are expected and these are repeated following the next period of radio silence.
The present situation and forecast can be provided for smaller sections (sectors/quadrants) given by name on separate map (index map).
The Croatian naval meteorological service divides the Adriatic into northern, central, southern and the Italian into Adriatico settentrionale, Adriatico centrale, and Adriatico meridionale.
Weather (meteorological) bulletins provide weather charts with meteorological tables for places on the Croatian coast, details of synoptic situation, weather forecasts. They may be obtained from harbour master's offices or by NAVTEX (radio-telefax).
Maritime Meteorological Centre in Split provides weather information over the telephone and radio-telephone.