Marine Weather for HS 014


securite: ========= weather bulletin for coastal waters up to 50 nautical miles seaward. Issued by the South African Weather Service on the 27th March 2015 at 12:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 272200 to 282200 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 north of hondeklip Bay Friday evening into Saturday morning.

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

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

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

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to SW 10 to 20. Vis : poor in fog patches. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, SW swell.

Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : S to se 10 to 20. Vis : good, but poor in morning fog patches. Sea state: 2.0 to 3.0m, SW swell.

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : S to se 15 to 25, reaching 30 south of cape Columbine this afternoon, moderating from Saturday morning. Vis : good, but poor in fog patches north of hondeklip Bay tonight and Saturday morning. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, mainly SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : se 15 in the agulhas area spreading to east London overnight. It will become NE to E 10 to 15 by Saturday morning. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, mainly SW swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : S to SW 15 to 25. Vis : moderate in showers. Sea state: 2.0 to 3.0m, SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : S to se 05 to 10. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the extreme eastern.

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