Weather West Africa Meteorological Bulletin MET Area II (Abbreviated) - Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea
FQNT52 LFPW 232059
Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,
METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 23 October 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
WARNING : Regarding the elaboration and dissemination of routine
bulletins, erratic service is possible until 01 November 2016 in the
morning, following a strike notice. However, security aspects will be
monitored on a permanent basis and warning bulletins will be sent
Part 1 : WARNING NR 500.
Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 23 at 12 UTC
Low 986 43N18W, moving south and expected 990 40N18W by 24/00 UTC,
then moving southeast and expected 997 35N16W by 25/00 UTC.
Associated trough extending over the Bay of Biscay and gradually
Low 996 51N52W, moving northeast and expected 979 59N34W by 25/00
UTC. Associated trough crossing west of FARADAY and moving
High 1030 41N37W, drifting southwest and expected 1026 35N39W by
25/00 UTC. Associated ridge extending northeastwards.
ITCZ along 08N13W 09N36W. 08N46W.
Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 25 at 00 UTC
North or Northeast 3 to 5, backing Northwest in northeast later.
Moderate or rough in N swell, becoming very rough in far north at
CAP BLANC, CAP TIMIRIS.
Northerly 3 to 5, gradually backing Westerly in north of CAP BLANC.
Moderate, becoming rough from north in north swell, then very rough
in far north at end.
Mainly Northeasterly 3 to 5, locally Variable 2 to 4 in south.
Moderate, but slight near coast.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts, mainly in south.
GULF OF GUINEA.
Southerly 3 or 4 in west and 2 or 3 in east.
Slight or moderate.
Locally thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Southeast 4 or 5 in west, and South or Southeast 3 or 4 in east.
Slight in east, moderate elsewhere.
Isolated thundersqualls with severe gusts near coast.
Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours
Persistence of North or Northeast near gale over CHARCOT, ACORES,
JOSEPHINE, IRVING, MADEIRA.