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

FQNT52 LFPW 162034



Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 16 April 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 : NO WARNING.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 16 at 12 UTC

Low 1010 39N25W, moving slowly southeast and filling, expected 1015

38N22W by 17/12 UTC, then filling.

High 1029 48N12W, drifting northwest and expected 1020 50N12W by

17/12 UTC, then expected 1031 51N13w by 18/00UTC. Associated ridge

extending southwards.

Low 1006 between Morocco and Canary Islands.

Monsoon trough extends 06N11W to 01N14W.

ITCZ continues from 01N14W to 01N35W to 01S45W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 18 at 00 UTC


In northwest : Variable 2 to 4.

Elsewhere : North or Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.

Slight or moderate.

Some sand haze.


North or Northwest 4 or 5.

Slight or moderate.

Some sand haze.


In southeast : mainly Westerly 2 to 4, decreasing 1 to 3 soon, then

increasing 3 or 4 at end.

Elsewhere : north or Northeast 4 , at times 5 in north.

Moderate, locally slight near coasts.

Some thundersqualls with severe gusts in far southeast. Sand haze.


Mainly Southerly 2 or 3, but locally Westerly 2 or 3 in northwest.

Slight or moderate.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.


South or Southeast 2 to 4, at times 5 in south.


Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

Threat of Northeast near gale or gale over FINISTERRE.

Threat of Northeast near gale over east of CHARCOT.

Threat of East near gale or gale over CADIZ and GIBRALTAR STRAIT.

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