Weather West Africa Meteorological Bulletin MET Area II (Abbreviated) - Cape Verde to Gulf of Guinea
FQNT52 LFPW 182139
Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,
METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 18 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
WARNING : Regarding the elaboration and dissemination of routine
bulletins, erratic service is possible until 19 December 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 597.
Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 18 at 12 UTC
Low 1007 53N22W, moving Northeast. Associated trough extending
Southwest from ROMEO to IRVING, slow-moving.
New low expected 990 over Newfoundland by 19/00 UTC, moving northeast
and deepening, expected 955 61N31W by 20/00 UTC. Associated
disturbance crossing FARADAY and north of ALTAIR.
High 1038 over central Europe with little change. Associated ridge
extending towards north or France, weakening.
High 1044 39N43W, drifting east, expected 1040 39N37W by 20/00 UTC.
Associated ridge reaching Ireland later.
Monsoon trough from 05N09W to 03N13W to 02N18W, then ITCZ continues
to 02N18W to 02N35W and 03N42W.
Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 20 at 00 UTC
CAPE VERDE, CAP BLANC, CAP TIMIRIS.
East or Northeast 5 or 6. Gusts.
Rough, but moderate near coasts.
Showers, locally thundery over CAPE VERDE.
Northeast 5 or 6, but locally Variable 1 to 3 in far southeast.
Moderate or rough.
Showers, locally thundery in southwest.
GULF OF GUINEA.
In west, South or Southeast 1 to 3, backing East or Southeast at
In east, South or Southwest 2 to 4.
Slight or moderate.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Southeast 3 or 4, becoming locally variable 1 to 3 in far east soon.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts in northeast.
Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours
Persistence or threat of West or Southwest near gale or gale over
FARADAY, ALTAIR and ROMEO.