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 242200 to 252200 utc:
Wind in knots, wave heights in meters. No sea state given if waves less than 3m.
Gale warnings: ============== nil.
Synoptic situation at 12:00z ============================ high 1032 hpa 40s46e low 1012 hpa 37s02e low 1000 hpa 51s17e
1. Cold front: 27s14w 30s05w into 38s02e cont 45s15e into 51s17e
Area forecast: ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20. Vis : good.
Angola (06s/s15s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 10 to 15 but SW 10 in the south-east. Vis : good.
St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 15 in the north and in the South-West, otherwise NW 10 to 20, becoming NE 10 to 20 in the central parts tomorrow morning. Vis : moderate in showers in places.
Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 10 to 20, but SW 10 to 20 in the extreme south-east. Vis : good.
Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : S to SW 10 to 15 over the central parts, otherwise NW 15 to 25. Vis : good but moderate in showers and rain in the extreme south. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m in the south, spreading northwards by end of the period, with SW to NW swell.
Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : anti-cyclonic over the North-Western parts, otherwise SW 10 to 15 but N to NW 10 to 20 in the South-West. Vis : good but moderate in showers and rain in the west. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m in the South-West at first, with NW swell.