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

FQNT52 LFPW 262044



Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 26 February 2017 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 : WARNING NR 112.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 26 at 12 UTC

Low 959 60N28W moving southeast, expected 978 just northwest Ireland

by 27/12UTC, then 978 53N03W by 26/12UTC. Associated disturbance

extending from west Ireland to FARADAY, moving east and crossing all

areas above 40N.

High 1032 36N36W, moving east, expected 1028 35N28W by 28/00UTC.

Associated ridge extending eastwards.

Monsoon trough extends from 10N15W to 03N20W, then ITCZ continues

from 03N20W to 02S42W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 28 at 00 UTC


Northeast 4 or 5, at times 6 at first.

Moderate, at times rough.

Some showers in northwest.


North or Northeast 5 or 6.

Moderate, locally rough in south till soon.

Locally sand haze near coasts.


North or Northeast 5 or 6,k decreasing 4 or 5 later.

Moderate at times rough till later.

Locally sand haze near coasts.


Northeast 4 or 5, locally 6 in far northeast at first, but Variable 2

to 4 in far southeast.

Moderate, locally rough in southwest at first, and slight near


Some thundersqualls with severe gusts in far southeast. Locally sand

haze in northeast.


Southerly 2 to 4, locally Variable 1 to 3 in far northwest.

Slight or moderate.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.


South or Southeast 3 or 4, locally Southerly 1 to 3 in far east.

Moderate, locally slight in east.

Isolated thundersqualls with severe gusts.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

Threat of West or Northwest gale to severe gale in alla areas of bay

of Biscay.

Sea becoming high or very high.

Persistence of Westerly near gale or gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR, ROMEO

and CHARCOT. Persistence of Northwest gale or severe gale over PAZENN

and FINISTERRE. Threat of Northeast near gale over AGADIR, CANARIAS


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