Marine Weather for HS 014

Forecast

securite: ========= weather bulletin for coastal waters up to 50 nautical miles seaward. Issued by the South African Weather Service on the 26th February 2015 at 13:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 262200 to 272200 utc:

Wind in knots, wave heights in metres. No sea state given if waves less than 2m.

Note the wind speeds quoted here are the expected average speeds. Individual gusts may exceed these values by a factor of up to 1.5. Wave heights are significant wave heights which may be accompanied by individual waves 1.5 to 2.0 times higher.

These estimates of winds and waves do not take into account the enhancing effects of the Agulhas Current off the South African East Coast.

Note: wx observations. ====================== Could all vessels experiencing unexpected, severe wx/sea state please make every effort to report this to saws via cape town radio.

Alerts: ------- warnings: --------- 1. Poor visibility in fog patches is expected in places north of cape Columbine and also between George and east London in the morning. 2. Moderate visibility in showers and thundershowers is expected in places between port Alfred and Maputo.

Watches: -------- nil.

Advisories: ----------- nil.

Abnormal wave conditions: ========================= nil.

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to se 10 to 20. Vis : poor in fog patches in the south in the morning, otherwise good. Sea state: 2.0m, SW swell.

Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : S to se 10 to 20, reaching 25. Vis : poor in fog patches in the morning. Sea state: 2.0m, SW swell.

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : se to S 10 to 20. Vis : good, poor with fog patches north of cape Columbine in the morning. Sea state: 2.0m, SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : SW to S 5 to 15, becoming se to E 5 to 15 towards mid period. Vis : good, poor with morning fog patches west of George in the morning. Sea state: 2.0m, mainly SW swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : NE 15 to 25 in the north at first, otherwise SW 15 to 25. Vis : moderate in showers and rain. Sea state: 2.0m, SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : NW 10 in the extreme north, otherwise S to SW 5 to 15 but variable at first. Vis : moderate in showers and thundershowers in the north and east, otherwise good.

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