weather bulletin for coastal waters up to 50 nautical miles seaward.
Issued by the South African Weather Service on the
24th may 2013 at 13:00 UTC.
Forecast valid from 242200 to 252200 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
Note: wx observations.
Could all vessels experiencing unexpected, severe wx/sea state
please make every effort to report this to saws via cape town
1. Poor visibility is expected at times between Cunene River and Cape
Agulhas in the morning.
Abnormal wave conditions:
Cunene River to Walvis Bay:
wind : se to S 10 to 15.
Vis : poor in fog patches in the evening and morning, otherwise
Walvis Bay to Orange River:
wind : se to S 5 to 15 but SW 10 in the north.
Vis : poor in fog patches in the morning, otherwise good
Orange River to cape agulhas:
wind : variable 05 but NW to N 10 to 15 south of Cape Point spreading
north in the morning and reaching 20 to 25 south of Cape Point
in the morning.
Vis : poor in fog patches in the evening and early morning,
Sea state: 2.0m, with SW swell.
Cape Agulhas to east london:
wind : NE to E 10 to 20 becoming W to SW 10 to 20 from the west in
the morning spreading east reaching east London by the
Vis : good.
Sea state: 1.5 to 2.5m, mainly SW swell becoming 3m in the agulhas end of
East London to Maputo:
wind : W to SW 10 to 20 in the extreme north at first otherwise NE 15
to 25 and becoming SW 15 to 25 in the extreme south b end of
Vis : good.
Sea state: 1.5 to 2.5m, with mainly SW swells.
wind : S to se 10 to 20.
Vis : moderate in showers and thundershowers in places in the west, otherwise good.