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

FQNT52 LFPW 212043



Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Sunday 21 May 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 21 at 12 UTC

Low 984 50N27W, moving north, expected 992 60N22W by 23/00 UTC.

Associated trough with cold front over ROMEO and CHARCOT soon,

reaching Bay of Biscay soon. Associated secondary low 1009 40N09W,

moving northeas, expected 1010 over south Bay of Biscay by 22/00 UTC,

then 1014 over north Brittany by 22/12 UTC.

Low 987 46N51W, moving east, expected 989 46N42W by 23/00 UTC.

Associated trough in east crossing northwest of FARADAY and ALTAIR

soon, then far west ACORES at end.

Shallow low 1009 over Mauritania, slow-moving.

High 1027 over Germany, drifting northeast and expected 1022 over

Denmark by 22/12 UTC.

High 1025 28N36W, weakening gradually from northwest. . Associated

ridge building gradually northeastwards and reaching Bay of Biscay at


Low 1007 over southwest of Mali.

Tropical wave extends from 12N31W to 04N32W, moving west at 10-15


Monsoon Trough near 08N13W to 07N21W.

ITCZ along 07N22W 08N32W 07N38W 06N51W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 23 at 00 UTC


Northeast 4 or 5.



Northerly 5 or 6.

Moderate or rough.

Locally sand haze.


North or Northeast 3 or 4, locally 5 in west, but Northerly in

northeast, and Variable 1 to 3 in far southeast.

Moderate, locally slight near coasts.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts in south.


Southerly 2 to 4.

Moderate, locally slight in far east.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.


South or Southeast 3 or 4, locally 5 in west.

Moderate, locally slight in far east.

Some thundersqualls near coasts.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

Persistence of South or Southeast near gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR,


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

Threat or Northeast near gale over FINISTERRE.

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