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Forecast
========= weather bulletin for the high seas for Metarea VII east of 20e. Issued by the South African Weather Service on the 23rd July 2014 at 18:00 UTC.

For southeast sector of Metarea VII, prepared by reunion, see area 2 below.

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.

Area 1: ====== forecast valid from 232200 to 242200 utc:

Wind in knots, wave heights in metres. No sea state given if waves less than 3m.

Gale warnings: =============== nil.

Synoptic situation at 12:00z: ============================= high 1032 hpa 32s23w high 1032 hpa 40s47e. Low 1000 hpa 44s07e low 1020 hpa 33s32e low 960 hpa 64s37e.

1. Cold front: 23s05w 30s01e 40s07e 44s07e cont 50s16e 52s35e 58s50e 64s37e.

Area forecast: ============== cape east (32.5s/40s, 20e/50e) wind : NE to N 15 to 25, but variable 5 to 10 in extreme southeast at first and becoming NW 20 to 30 in southwest. Vis : good, but moderate in showers and rain in places. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.5m, reaching 4.0 to 4.5m in places, mainly SW swell.

Durban east (25s/32.5s, East Coast/55e) wind : E to NE 10 to 20 reaching 25 in north and west. Vis : moderate in showers in places. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.5m, reaching 4.5m in east, SW swell.

Mozambique channel: wind : S to se 5 to 15, but variable 5 to 10 in South-West. Vis : good but moderate in showers in North. Sea state: 3.0m at first in southeast and northeast, SW swell, but E in northeast.

Madagascar east: wind : E to se 15 to 25. Vis : moderate in showers and rain in places. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.5m, reaching 4.5m in the southeast, SW swell, but E in the North.

Marion forties east: (40s/50s, 35e/50e) wind : N to NW 15 to 25, reaching 30 in the south in morning. Vis : moderate in showers in palces. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.5m, reaching 5.5m in southeast, SW swell.

Area 2)

======= marine meteorological bulletin from Meteo-France/La Reunion on area ack (amsterdam-Crozet-kerguelen)

Date: 14/07/23 at 1700 UTC

Averaged wind speed on Beaufort scale. (Wind gusts may be stronger than averages given here).

Part 1: warning :

Gale force 8 over cro, ker and ams. Part 2: general synopsys, 14/07/23 a 1200 UTC : low 953hpa near 50s/89e moving eastward 30/35 kt. Anticlockwise 1034 hpa near 40s/45n.

Part 3: forecast for 24 hours from 14/07/23 at 1800 UTC to 14/07/24 at 1800 UTC :

Wam (30s/40s,50e/65e) : scattered showers. Wind: anticlockwise 4/5. Sea : rough. Heavy South-West swell. Vis : poor in showers.

Ams (30s/40s,65e/80e) : scattered showers. Wind: SW 6 to 8. Sea : rough. Heavy South-West swell. Vis : poor.

Cro (40s/50s,50e/65e) : showers and squalls. Wind: westerly 6 to 8. Sea : rough to very rough. Heavy South-West swell. Vis : poor.

Ker (40s/50s,65e/80e) : showers and squalls. Wind: westerly 6 to 8. Sea : rough to very rough. Heavy South-West swell. Vis : poor.

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