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 11 June 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 297.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Sunday 11 at 12 UTC

Low 987 59N14W moving northeast. Associated waving front in bay of

Biscay, moving east loosing its identity.

Low 985 54N46W drifting east, expected 981 52N35W by 13/00UTC.

Associated trough crossing FARADAY and ALTAIR, reaching ROMEO and

CHARCOT soon, then loosing its identity.

New disturbance reaching FARADAY and ALTAIR later.

Shallow low 1012 over north of Morocco, moving northwest, expected

1007 over south SAO VICENTE by 13/00UTC.

High 1028 38N29W, weakening later,expected 1025 34N32W by 13/00UTC.

Associated ridge building towards Bay of Biscay.

Tropical wave from 13N26W to 04N27W, moving westward at 15 kt.

Tropical wave from 15N38W to 07N39W, moving westward at 10 to 15 kt.

Monsoon Trough from 13N16W to 09N23W, then resumes west of a tropical

wave near 07N29W to 08N37W.

ITCZ extends from 09N41W to 08N58W

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Tuesday 13 at 00 UTC

CAPE VERDE.

East or Northeast 4 or 5.

Moderate or rough.

Some sand haze in east.

CAP BLANC, CAP TIMIRIS.

Northerly 4 or 5, locally 6 near Cape Blanc.

Moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.

Some sand haze.

SIERRA LEONE.

North or Northeast 3 or 4, at times 5, but locally Northwesterly 2 to

4 in east.

Moderate, becoming locally rough in far north later.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts, mainly in south and near coasts.

GULF OF GUINEA.

Southerly 3 or 4 .

Moderate or rough in S swell, decreasing moderate later.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts.

POINTE NOIRE.

South or Southeast 3 or 4.

Moderate or rough in S swell, decreasing moderate later.

Thundersqualls with severe gusts in far north.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

North or Northeast near gale over FINISTERRE, improving.

Threat of Southwest near gale or gale over FARADAY, ALTAIR and

northwest ROMEO.

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