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Weather West Africa Meteorological Bulletin MET Area II (Abbreviated) - Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea

FQNT52 LFPW 182042 A SECURITE Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,


Sunday 18 September 2016 at 2215 UTC.

Wind speed in BEAUFORT SCALE.

Sea state in DOUGLAS SCALE.

Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the significant height.

Part 1 : NO WARNING.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 18 at 12 UTC Low "Ex IAN" 979 77N03W, moving northwards. Associated trough extending south and reaching Azores Isles, moving eastwards and losing its identity. New low expected 1014 50N33W by 20/00 UTC. High 1035 44N36W, drifting east and expected 1029 44N22W by 20/00 UTC.

Associated ridge extending northeast and reaching British Isles soon. Low 1010 13N23W, moving NW and expected 15N28W by 20/00UTC. Tropical wave extending from 08N24W to 22N21W, moving WNW 5/10 kt. ITCZ axis along 10N20W 07N25W 07N30W 08N35W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 20 at 00 UTC (Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea)

CAPE VERDE. Northeasterly 4 or 5, at times 6, increasing 5 or 6 later, at times 7 at end. Gusts. Moderate or rough. Thundersqualls with severe gusts. CAP BLANC. Northeast 4 or 5. Moderate. Some thundersqualls with severe gusts.

CAP TIMIRIS. Easterly 4 or 5, at times 6, becoming Variable 2 to 4 from east later. Moderate or rough. Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

SIERRA LEONE. Cyclonic 4 to 6, decreasing 3 to 5 at end. Gusts. Moderate, locally rough. Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

GULF OF GUINEA, POINTE NOIRE. Southerly 3 or 4. Moderate in S swell. Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours Threat of Southwest near gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR, ROMEO. Threat of North or Northeast near gale over FINISTERRE, PORTO. Threat of Cyclonic near gale over CAPE VERDE.

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