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

FQNT52 LFPW 252012 A SECURITE Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 25 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.

WARNING : Regarding the elaboration and dissemination of routine bulletins, erratic service is possible from sunday 25 september 2016 evening, following a strike notice.

However, security aspects will be monitored on a permanent basis and warning bulletins will be sent out.

Part 1 : WARNING NR 461.

Part 2 : General synopsis,

Sunday 25 at 12 UTC Low 998 48N30W moving northeast, expected 1009 50N12W by 26/12UTC, then 1013 over Ireland by 27/00UTC.

Associated disturbance extending over East FARADAY and ALTAIR, moving east and reaching Bay of Biscay later. Low ex-KARL 985 38.7N50.1W moving northeast, expected 985 45N39W by 26/00UTC, then 967 55N37W by 26/12UTC, and 972 56N31W by 27/00UTC. High 1026 37N23W, slow-moving with little change.

Associated ridge extending towards Bay of Biscay, weakening. Thundery low 1012 near 08N37W. Tropical wave from 06N37W to 14N35W, moving west at 20 kt. Monsoon Trough from 13N16W to 09N27W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 27 at 00 UTC

CAPE VERDE. East or Northeast 4 or 5, at times 6 in northeast. Moderate, locally rough in east.

CAP BLANC. Northeast 5 or 6, temporarily 7 in far northeast tomorrow evening. Rough. Locally sand haze.

CAP TIMIRIS. Northerly 4 or 5, at times 6 in far north, but Northwesterly 3 or 4 in far southeast. Moderate, locally rough in north.

SIERRA LEONE. North or Northeast 4 or 5 in north, Variable 2 to 4 in south. Moderate, locally slight near coasts. Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

GULF OF GUINEA. South or Southwest 3 or 4. Moderate. Thundersqualls with severe gusts in north and near coasts.

POINTE NOIRE. South or Southeast 3 or 4. Moderate.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

South or Southwest near gale or gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR and west of ACORES. East or Northeast near gale over CADIZ and GIBRALTAR STRAIT. North or Northeast near gale locally over CANARIAS and AGADIR.

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