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 01st March 2015 at 13:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 022200 to 032200 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 between Cunene River and Lamberts Bay.

Watches: -------- 1. Gale force easterly wind is expected between mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth.

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

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

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : variable 05 at first otherwise S to SW 10 to 15 becoming se 05 to 10 in the evening. Vis : good, but poor in morning and evening fog patches.

Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : variable 05 at first, otherwise W to NW 10 to 15 becoming SW 10 in the north in the evening. Vis : good, but poor in morning and evening fog patches. Sea state: 2.0m to in the south, SW swell.

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : E to se 15 to 20 in the south at first, otherwise N to NW 10 to 20. Vis : good, but poor in morning fog patches north of honderklip Bay. Sea state: 3 to 3.5m in the south, mainly SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : E to NE 10 to 20 reaching 25 to 30 near east London. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, reaching 3.5m in the west, S to se swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : se 10 to 20 in the north at first, otherwise NE 15 to 20. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.5m, S to SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : cyclonic 10 to 20 in the central parts, otherwise S to se 10 to 20 reaching 25 to 30 from but NW 10 to 20 in the north. Vis : moderate to poor in showers and thundershowers in places. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, reaching 3.5m to 4.0m in the south, S to SW swell but NW in the north

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