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 23 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
Part 1 : NO WARNING.
Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 23 at 12 UTC
Low 996 37N44W "Ex-ARLENE", slow-moving southeast and filling,
expected 1007 31N36W by 25/00 UTC.
Persistence of low area around 1005 over Sahara with associated
trough in northwest slowly filling.
High 1028 just west Ireland, slowly drifting southeast and
High 1020 40N18W with no change.
Monsoon Trough from 10N15W to 03N28W. ITCZ from 03N28W to 03S43W.
Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 25 at 00 UTC
In far northwest: Southwest 4 or 5, veering West later.
Elsewhere: Easterly 4 or 5, decreasing 2 to 4 later, then backing
Moderate, locally rough in far northwest at first.
Rain or thundery squalls in northwest, with severe gusts.
North or Northeast 4 or 5, locally 6 near coast.
Northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 soon.
In far southeast: Westerly 2 to 4.
Elsewhere: Northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts in far southeast.
GULF OF GUINEA.
South or Southwest 2 to 4, but West or Northwest in far northwest.
Moderate, locally slight in east till midday.
Thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Southeast 3 or 4.
Some thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours
Threat of East or Northeast near gale over south of ALTAIR, northeast
of ACORES, northwest of JOSEPHINE, east of ROMEO and CHARCOT, PAZENN,
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