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 261000 to 271000 utc:
Wind in knots, wave heights in meters. No sea state given if waves less than 3m.
Note the wind speeds quoted here are the expected average speeds. Individual gusts may exceed these values by a factor of up to 1.5. Wave heights are significant wave heights which may be accompanied by individual waves 1.5 to 2.0 times higher.
These estimates of winds and waves do not take into account the enhancing effects of the Agulhas Current off the South African East Coast.
Gale warnings: ============== 1. Tristan: W to NW 35 over the central, eastern and extreme northern parts. 2. Cape west: W to NW 35 in places, except in the extreme North-East.
Synoptic situation at 06:00z: ============================== high 1034 hpa 37s65e. Low 1010 hpa 37s20w low 994 hpa 45s03e low 966 hpa 56s37e low 1022 hpa 27s35e.
1. Cold front: 31s36w 32s30w 35s22w into 37s20w cont. 38s10w 40s02w into 45s03e. 2. Cold front: 31s33e 35s38e 40s44e 45s46e 50s46e 55s42e into 56s37e.
Area forecast: ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 05 to 15, reaching 20 in places. Vis : good.
Angola (06s/15s, 00e/west coast) wind : S to SW 05 to 10 in the extreme east, otherwise se 05 to 15. Vis : good, but poor in evening and morning fog patches in the places in the extreme east.
St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : E to se 10 to 20, reaching 25 at first, but W to NW 10 to 20 in the extreme south, spreading northwards, reaching 25 to 30, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 from the extreme South-West towards the end of the period, reaching 30. Vis : good, becoming moderate in showers and rain in a band from the extreme South-West from mid-period. Sea state: 3.0m over the eastern central parts until mid-period, but in the extreme South-West towards the end of the period, spreading eastwards, SW swell.
Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : variable 05 to 10 in the extreme South-West until mid-period when it will become W to NW 10 to 20, otherwise E to se 10 to 20, reaching 25 in places. Vis : good, but poor in evening and morning fog patches in places in the extreme North-East/ sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m, except in the extreme north, reaching 4.0m in the south-east until mid-period, subsiding from the extreme west towards the end of the period, SW swell.
Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : W to NW 15 to 25, reaching 30 to 35 over the central, eastern and extreme northern parts, but S to SW 15 to 25 in the extreme south, spreading northwards, reaching 30. Vis : good, but moderate to poor in showers and rain in a band over the central parts, spreading north-eastwards. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m, reaching 4.5 to 5.5m in places, NW to SW swell.
Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : S to se 10 to 20 in the extreme North-East, otherwise W to NW 15 to 25, reaching 30 to 35 in places. Vis : good, but moderate in showers and rain in places in the extreme south. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m, reaching 5.0 to 6.0m in the south, SW swell.