Weather West Africa Meteorological Bulletin MET Area II (Abbreviated) - Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea
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Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,
METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 11 December 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
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Part 1 : WARNING NR 583.
Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 11 at 12 UTC
Low 997 52N23W moving north. Associated trough extending south over
ROMEO, CHARCOT and JOSEPHINE, drifting northeast and reaching
Brittany at end.
Low expected 997 46N39W by 12/00UTC, moving northeast, expected 968
52N33W by 12/12 UTC, then 952 57N33W by 13/00UTC. Associated trough
crossing FARADAY, ALTAIR, AZORES and IRVING, reaching ROMEO and
High area 1029 from France to Spain, moving northeast, expected 1032
over Germany by 13/00UTC.
High 1026 30N25W moving south weakening.
Monsoon trough 08N13W 07N20W then ITCZ to 04N30W then surface trough
is west of ITCZ from 05N36W to 01N37W.
Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 13 at 00 UTC
CAPE VERDE, CAP BLANC, CAP TIMIRIS.
Northeasterly 4 or 5.
Northeasterly 4 or 5, but Variable 2 to 4 in far southeast.
Moderate, locally rough in extreme west.
Thundersqualls in far south with severe gusts.
GULF OF GUINEA.
Southerly 2 to 4.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Southeast 3 or 4 in west, at times 5, and Southerly 2 to 4 in east.
Thundersqualls in north and east with severe gusts.
Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours
Westerly near gale or gale in ALTAIR and ACORES, decreasing.
Southerly near gale in ROMEO, CHARCOT, PAZENN, FINISTERRE, PORTO,
becoming Cyclonic in ROMEO.