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 272200 to 282200 utc:
Wind in knots, wave heights in meters. No sea state given if waves less than 3m.
Gale warnings: ============== 1. Tristan: N to NW 35 in the west.
Synoptic situation at 12:00z ============================ high 1020 hpa 26s01w high 1026 hpa 42s24e low 1016 hpa 31s08w low 990 hpa 44s03w low 1012 hpa 36s29e low 1006 hpa 36s41s
1. Cold front: 24s13w 31s08w 44s03w. 2. Cold front: 28s41e 36s41e.
Area forecast: ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the extreme north.
Angola (06s/s15s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 10 to 20, but SW 05 to 15 in the east. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the extreme north and east.
St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20, but N to NW 15 to 25 in the south. Vis : good, but moderate in showers and rain in the south.
Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : E to se 10 to 20. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0m in the south-east, SW swell.
Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : N to NW 15 to 25 reaching 35 in the west. Vis : moderate to poor in showers and rain. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m reaching 5.0m in the west, NW to SW swell.
Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : W to NW 15 to 25, but se 15 to 25 in the east. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the south. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m in the south, SW swell.