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 19th April 2014 at 08:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 191000 to 201000 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: --------- nil.

Watches: -------- 1. Poor visibility is expected between port nolloth and Orange River in the morning.

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

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

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to se 10 to 15, becoming E to NE 15 to 25 tomorrow. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.0m, S to SW swell, subsiding by the end of the period.

Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : S to se 10 to 20, but NE 15 to 25 in the north tomorrow morning. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, SW swell.

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : S to se 10 to 20, reaching 25 around Cape Point. Vis : good but poor in fog patches north of port nolloth in the morning. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : SW 10 to 20 but E to se 05 to 10 in the west, spreading eastwards. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, SW swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : NE 10 to 20, but S to SW 10 to 20 south of durban today. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : S to se 10 to 20. Vis : good, but moderate in showers and thundershowers in the north.

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