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 30th October 2014 at 13:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 302200 to 312200 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. A gale force se wind (35kt) is expected between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas by the end of the period. 2. Moderate visibility in rain west of Plettenberg Bay spreading to Port Elizabeth by end of the period.

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

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

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to se 10 to 20. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, SW swell.

Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : S to se 15 to 25. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, SW swell.

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : se 20 to 25, reaching 30 to 35 between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas by end of the period. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, mainly SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : SW 20 to 25 east of Cape St. Francis, otherwise se 10 to 15 spreading to east London by midday. Vis : moderate in showers and rain is expected west of Plettenberg Bay spreading to Port Elizabeth by end of the period. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, SW swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : NE 20 to 30 in the north at first, otherwise SW 20 to 30, becoming se 10 to 15 in the south by end of the period. Vis : moderate in showers and thundershowers. Sea state: 3.0m in the extreme south, otherwise 2.5m, SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : NE 10 to 15. Vis : good.

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