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 021000 to 031000 utc:
Wind in knots, wave heights in metres. No sea state given if waves less than 3m.
Gale warnings: ============== 1. Tristan: N to NW reaching 35 to 40 in the west.
Synoptic situation at 06:00z ============================ high 1030 hpa 34s03e high 1030 hpa 41s40e. Low 1002 hpa 32s45e.
1. Cold front: 24s43e 25s45e 32s45e.
Area forecast: ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20, but S to SW 05 to 10 in the North-East. Vis : good.
Angola (06s/s15s, 00e/west coast) wind : se 10 to 20 in the South-West, otherwise S to SW 05 to 15. Vis : good.
St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20 but N to NE 15 to 25 in the South-West, spreading eastwards and reaching 30. Vis : good.
Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 15 to 25, reaching 30. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m in the south, S to se swell.
Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : N to NW 15 to 25, reaching 30 to 40 in the west, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 in the South-West towards the end of the period. Vis : good but moderate in showers and rain in the South-West, spreading northwards. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, SW swell in the south, becoming 5.0 to 6.0m in the South-West W to NW swell, reaching 6.5m.
Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : anti-cyclonic 10 to 20, reaching 30 in the North-East. Vis : good. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m in the North-East and South-West, SW swell.