For south-east 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 172200 to 182200 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 force warnings: ==================== 1. Tristan: NW 35 in the South-West. 2. Gough forties: N to NW 35 reaching 40 to 45 in the west spreading towards the east by the end of the period. 3. Meteor forties: W to NW 35 in the South-West by the end of the period.
Synoptic situation 12:00z: ========================== high 1034 hpa 42s09w high 1026 hpa 39s64e. Low 1014 hpa 38s11e low 958 hpa 58s47e.
1. Cold front: 31s07e 35s13e into 38s11e cont. 40s26e 45s39e 50s46e 55s50e into 58s47e.
Area forecast ============== Ascension (06s/15s, 00e/20w) wind : S to se 10 to 15. Vis : good.
Angola (06s/15s, 00e/West Coast wind : se 10 to 15 in the South-West, otherwise S to SW 05 to 10. Vis : good.
St Helena (15s/30s, 00e/20w) wind : S to se 10 to 20 reaching 25 in the South-West, becoming NE 10 to 20 in the South-West by mid-morning. Vis : good, but moderate in showers and rain in the southern and central parts.
Trades (15s/30s, 00e/west coast) wind : se 10 to 20 reaching 25 in the extreme south-east. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the South-West.
Tristan (30s/40s, 00e/20w) wind : S to se 15 to 25, but NW 25 to 35 in the South-West. Vis : good, but moderate in light showers in places in the east. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m in the South-West, S to se swell.
Cape west (30s/40s, 00e/20e) wind : S to se 15 to 25 but cyclonic 10 to 20 over the central parts. Vis : good in the North-East, otherwise moderate in showers. Sea state: 3.0m in the south-east in the second half of the period, S to SW swell.
Gough forties (40s/50s, 00e/20w) wind : variable 05 in the North-East at first, otherwise N to NW 25 to 35 reaching 40 to 45 in the west spreading towards the east by the end of the period. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the North-East at first, as well as in the South-West spreading towards the north-west by the end of the period. Sea state: 3.0 to 4.0m in the east, reaching 5.0 to 6.0m in the extreme South-West, W to NW swell.
Meteor forties (40s/50s, 00e/20e) wind : variable 05 over the central parts, otherwise se 10 to 20 in the extreme north, but W to NW 20 to 30 reaching 35 in the South-West by the end of the period. Vis : good, but moderate in showers in the extreme North. Sea state: 3.0 to 3.5m in the south, SW swell.