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 21st October 2014 at 13:00 UTC.

Forecast valid from 212200 to 222200 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. Visibility poor in fog between Alexander Bay and Cape Agulhas first half of period.

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

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

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

Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to se 10 to 15. Vis : poor in fog. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, mainly SW swell.

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

Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : variable 10 to 15, but se 15 to 20 south of Cape Point for the first half of the period. Vis : good, but poor in fog patches between Alexander Bay and Cape Agulhas first half of period. Sea state: 2.0 to 3.0m south of Cape Point, SW swell.

Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : E to NE 15 to 25 reaching 30 east of Port Elizabeth in the morning. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, SW swell.

East London to Maputo: wind : se 10 to 20 in the extreme north, otherwise E to NE 15 to 25. Vis : moderate in showers. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, mainly se swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : S to se 15 to 25. Vis : moderate in rain and showers.

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