wind speed in Beaufort scale. Sea state in Douglas scale. Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the significant height.
Warning : regarding the elaboration and dissemination of routine bulletins, erratic service is possible until 19 December 2016 in the morning, following a strike notice. However, security aspects will be monitored on a permanent basis and warning bulletins will be sent out.
Part 1 : warning nr 562.
Part 2 : general synopsis, Friday 2 at 00 UTC low 983 43n36w moving north and filling, expected 986 52n39w by 03/12 UTC. Secondary low 992 40n28w moving northwest and merging with the previous one. Low 1001 34n36w moving east then northeast and deepening, expected 992 35n26w by 02/12 UTC, then 983 39n17w by 03/12 UTC. Associated trough in south above 25n, moving east. High 1030 over Ireland, slowly drifting northeast, expected 1029 over north England by 03/12 UTC. Monsoon trough near 09n13w, to 07n16w and 06n20w. The ITCZ continues from 06n20w, to 06n25w, 08n31w, 09n40w and 08n48w.
Part 3 : area forecasts to Saturday 3 at 12 UTC
Faraday. East or southeast 6 or 7, decreasing locally southeasterly 4 or 5 in southwest later. Severe gusts. Rough or very rough, locally cross in west till later. Rain and showers.
Romeo. Southeast 5 or 6, increasing rapidly 6 or 7 from southwest. Severe gusts. Moderate or rough, increasing locally rough or very rough in west. Rain and showers.
East of Altair. East or southeast 7 or 8, decreasing southerly 3 to 5 from south soon, then becoming cyclonic later. Gusts. Rough or very rough. Rain and thundery showers.
West of Altair. In north, cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5 soon. Severe gusts. In South, West or northwest 7 or 8, decreasing 6 or 7 later, then 4 to 6 at end. Severe gusts. Rough or very rough, locally high in extreme west. Rain and thundery showers.
Charcot. In west, southwest 7 or 8, decreasing southeasterly 4 to 6, but locally 7 in north soon, then backing northeasterly from west later. Severe gusts. In east, east or southeast increasing 6 or 7 from west. Severe gusts. Moderate or rough, increasing locally rough or very rough in west. Rain and showers, local thunderstorms in south.
Acores. In west, west or northwest 6 or 7, at times 8 at first, decreasing westerly 5 or 6 at end. Severe gusts. In east, cyclonic 4 or 5, but increasing locally northwesterly 7 or 8, at times 9, in south, then decreasing mainly westerly 6 or 7. Severe gusts. Rough or very rough, locally high in northwest. Rain and thunderstorms with gusts.
Josephine. Southerly 6 or 7, increasing rapidly cyclonic 7 or 8 from west, then 8 or 9 soon. Severe gusts. Rough, increasing very rough or high later. Rain and thunderstorms with severe gusts.
Irving. Westerly 7 or 8, at times 9 in north, decreasing west or northwest 6 or 7 later. Severe gusts. Very rough and locally cross. Thunderstorms with severe gusts.
Madeira. Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing rapidly 7 or 8 from west, then decreasing west or southwest 6 or 7 at end. Severe gusts. Moderate or rough, increasing rough or very rough from west soon. Thunderstorms with severe gusts.
Pazenn. East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 at end. Moderate.
Iroise, Yeu, Rochebonne. Easterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 next night. Slight or moderate.
Cantabrico. Variable 2 to 4, mainly easterly in north, increasing easterly 3 or 4 next night, then 4 or 5 at end. Slight, becoming moderate in northwest at end. Coastal fog patches.
Finisterre. Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 from southwest soon, then locally 6 or 7 in southwest at end. Gusts. Slight or moderate, increasing locally rough in southwest later. Rain and showers in west.
Porto. Southeast increasing 5 or 6, then 6 or 7 later. Severe gusts. Moderate, increasing rough from west soon. Rain and showers, thunderstorms at end.
Sao Vicente. Southerly 5 or 6, increasing at times 7 at end. Gusts. Moderate, increasing rough from west later. Rain and thundery showers, thunderstorms at end.
Cadiz, Gibraltar Strait. In and leeward Strait, east or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing temporarily southeast 4 or 5 soon, then increasing 6 or 7 at end. Gusts. Elsewhere, southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 at end. Slight or moderate. Rain and showers, locally thundery at end.
Casablanca, Agadir. Southerly 5 or 6, veering southwest soon, then increasing 6 or 7 later. Severe gusts. Slight or moderate, increasing rough from west later. Showers, then thunderstorms with severe gusts.
Meteor. In north, southwest or west 7 or 8, decreasing westerly 5 or 6 soon. Severe gusts. In south, westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 later. Rough in south, very rough in north, and locally cross. Showers and thunderstorms with gusts.
Canarias. In northwest, southwest increasing 6 or 7, then decreasing southwest or west 5 or 6 at end. Gusts. In southeast, southwest 3 to 5, at times 6 between islands, increasing southwest or west 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough and locally cross, but locally very rough in northwest. Rain and thunderstorms with gusts.
Tarfaya. South or southeast 4 or 5, at times 6, increasing south or southwest 5 or 6 later. Gusts. Slight or moderate, increasing locally rough in north at end. Thundery showers.
Cape Verde. In north, northwesterly 3 or 4, locally 5 in far north. In south, northeast 4 or 5. Moderate, increasing rough in north. Local thunderstorms with gusts.
Cap Blanc. Variable 2 to 4, at times 5 in south. Slight or moderate. Some showers in north.
Cap Timiris. North or northeast 4 or 5. Moderate.
Sierra Leone. Northeasterly 4 or 5, but locally variable 1 to 3 in far southeast. Moderate, but slight near coasts. Thundersqualls in south and west with severe gusts.
Gulf of Guinea. Southerly 2 to 4, but locally variable 1 to 3 in far northwest. Moderate, decreasing slight from east. Thundersqualls with severe gusts.
Pointe Noire. South or southeast 2 to 4. Moderate, decreasing slight in east. Some thundersqualls with severe gusts in northeast.
Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours threat of southeast near gale over cantabrico. Persistence of southeast near gale over Romeo, Charcot, Finisterre, porto, Cadiz and Gibraltar Strait. Persistence of southwest near gale over west of acores and northwest of Irving. Persistence of cyclonic gale or severe gale over Josephine. Threat of southwest near gale or gale over Casablanca, Agadir. Persistence of west near gale over Madeira.
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