Marine Weather for HS 016

Forecast
========= weather bulletin for the high seas for Metarea VII.West of 20e issued by the South African Weather Service on the 13th February 2016 at 08:30 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 131000 to 141000 utc:

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

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

Synoptic situation at 06:00z ============================= high 1026 hpa 38s21w high 1030 hpa 48s16e low 1014 hpa 37s03e low 978 hpa 64s03e

1. Cold front: 27s09w 35s03w into 37s03e 45s05w 55s00e 64s03e

Area forecast: ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : S to se 10 to 20 but SW 10 to 15 in the North-East. Vis : good but moderate in showers and thundershowers in the northern parts.

Angola (06s/15s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 10 to 15 in the south and west, otherwise W to SW 05 to 15. Vis : good.

St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : NW 10 to 20 in the south at first, otherwise E to se 10 to 20 but NE 10 to 15 in the north west. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the South-West.

Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to se 10 to 20 but SW 10 to 15 in the extreme east at times. Vis : good.

Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : N to NE 15 to 25 in the extreme east otherwise S to SW 10 to 20 but S to se 15 to 25 in the west. It will become variable 05 to 15 in the extreme South West from evening. Vis : moderate to poor in showers and rain clearing from the west. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m in the extreme South-West and south, SW swell.

Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : S to SW 10 to 20 in the extreme east otherwise S to se 15 to 25 but E to NE 10 to 20 in the west. Vis : good but moderate in showers from the west. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m in the south-east, mainly se swell.

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