Forecast valid from 232200 to 242200 utc:
Wind in knots, wave heights in metres. No sea state given if waves less than 2m.
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.
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.
Alerts: ------- warnings: -------- 1. Poor visibility in fog patches is expected in places between Cunene River and Cape Agulhas, spreading along the South-Coast on Saturday evening into Sunday.
Watches: --------- nil.
Severe weather advisories: -------------------------- nil.
Abnormal wave conditions: -------------------------- nil.
Cunene River to Walvis Bay: wind : S to se 05 to 15 in the south but SW 05 to 15 in the north. Vis : moderate to poor in fog patches in the north at times.
Walvis Bay to Orange River: wind : cyclonic 05 to 20, becoming S to se 20 to 30 by the end of the period. Vis : moderate to poor in fog patches, clearing by the end of the period. Sea state: 2.0m, SW swell.
Orange River to cape agulhas: wind : S to SW 05 to 15 north of cape Columbine, otherwise W to NW 10 to 20, reaching 25 south of Table Bay by the end of the period. Vis : good but very poor in fog north of cape Columbine at times. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, reaching 3.0 to 3.5m south of Table Bay from Saturday evening, SW swell.
Cape Agulhas to east london: wind : E to NE 15 to 25, becoming W to NW 10 to 20 west of Cape St. Francis on Saturday morning. It will become W to SW 10 to 20 by the end of the period. Vis : good becoming moderate to poor in fog patches by the end of the period. Sea state: 2.0 to 3.0m, SW swell.
East London to Maputo: wind : S to SW 10 to 20 south of Richards Bay at first, otherwise N to NE 10 to 20, reaching 25. Vis : good but moderate to poor in fog patches south of Richards Bay at first. Sea state: 2.0 to 2.5m, SW swell.
Mozambique channel: wind : S to se 15 to 25, reaching 30. Vis : good. Sea state: 2.5 to 3.0m, reaching 3.5m in the extreme south-east, S to SW swell.