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

FQNT52 LFPW 052113



Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 5 March 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 130.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 5 at 12 UTC

Low 982 over England moving eastwards, expected 993 south North Sea

by 06/00UTC.

Low 997 42N47W, moving northeastwards, expected 993 47N40W by 06/00

UTC, then 988 54N32W by 07/00 UTC, with associated trough in

southwest over FARADAY, west ALTAIR, and ACORES.

Low 1002 46N26W moving northeastwards, expected 1003 49N11W by 06/00

UTC then 996 just southwest England by 06/06 UTC, then 999 over north

France by 06/12 UTC.

High 1028 33N18W, moving north, expected 1032 38N17W by 07/00 UTC.

Monsoon Trough extends from the African coast near 06NN11W to 03N15W

to 02N22W. ITCZ extends from 02N22W to the Equator near 24W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 7 at 00 UTC


East or Northeast 4 or 5, at times 6 in east. Gusts.


Scattered thundery showers in north.

Sand haze.


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

Rough, decreasing in south at end.


North or Northeast 4 or 5, but locally Variable 2 to 4 in southeast,

decreasing 3 or 4 at end.

Moderate or rough, decreasing at end.

Sand haze.


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

Slight or moderate.

Thundery showers with squalls.


South or Southeast 3 or 4.

Slight or moderate.

Scattered thundery showers.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

South or Southwest near gale or gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR, ACORES and

western ROMEO.

Threat of North or Northeast near gale along coast in AGADIR.

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