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Weather bulletin on METAREA 2,

METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Saturday 20 July 2024 at 2215 UTC.

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.

Part 1 : NO WARNING.

Part 2 : General synopsis, Saturday 20 at 12 UTC

Trough over Bay of Biscay, moving east soon. Associated thundery

disturbance.

Westerly disturbed flow over FARADAY and ROMEO.

Persistence of low area 1003 over west Sahara, expected 1005 at end.

New low expected 1014 37N06W.

High 1027 32N55W, slow-moving northeast and expected 1025 by 22/00

UTC. Associated ridge extending northeastwards.

A tropical wave is near 30W from 19N southward, and moving westward

at 15 to 20 kt

Monsoon trough near 11N15W then continues to 15N36W to 10N30W and to

09N45W.

Part 3 : Area forecasts to Monday 22 at 00 UTC

FARADAY.

In west : West or Southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.

In east : Southwest 5 or 6, locally 7 in far northeast at first,

decreasing 4 or 5 later, then 3 or 4 at end.

Moderate, locally rough in northeast.

Moderate or poor vis in some rain or showers in far north soon.

ROMEO.

West or Southwest increasing 5 or 6 from west, at times 7 in far

north, decreasing 4 or 5 at end.

Moderate or rough.

ALTAIR.

Southwest 2 to 4 in north, but Variable in south.

Slight or moderate.

CHARCOT.

Variable Clockwise 2 to 4.

Slight or moderate.

ACORES.

Variable 2 to 4.

Slight, locally moderate in far northeast.

Moderate vis in scattered rain or showers in north.

JOSEPHINE.

Northerly 3 or 4, veering Northeasterly later, locally 4 or 5 in far

east, becoming Variable 2 to 4 in far northwest at end.

Slight or moderate.

Moderate vis in scattered rain or showers in northwest.

IRVING.

Northeasterly 2 to 4, becoming East or Southeast 1 to 3 in extreme

west soon.

Slight, locally moderate in far southeast later.

Moderate vis in scattered showers.

MADEIRA.

North or Northeast 3 to 5 from northwest to southeast.

Slight or moderate.

PAZENN.

Northwest 5 or 6, backing Westerly 3 to 5 in late night, increasing

locally 6 in far northwest in afternoon, then backing West or

Southwest in evening.

Moderate or rough.

Vis locally poor in scattered rain in north.

IROISE, YEU.

Veering North or Northwest 5 or 6, at times 7 at first, decreasing

Northwest 4 or 5 in morning, then backing West or Northwest in

afternoon, locally 6 in east. Gusts.

Moderate or rough, decreasing moderate in afternoon.

Poor vis in showers, at times thundery.

ROCHEBONNE.

Veering Northwest 5 or 6, at times 7 first, then decreasing 3 to 5

tomorrow noon, and decreasing West or Northwest 3 or 4 in evening.

Gusts.

Moderate or rough, becoming moderate in afternoon.

Poor vis in showers, at times thundery.

CANTABRICO.

In west, decreasing West or Northwest 4 or 5, then Northwest 2 to 4

in afternoon, and becoming Variable 2 to 4 at end. Gusts.

In east, West or Northwest 5 or 6, at times 7, decreasing 3 to 5 in

afternoon, then 2 to 4 at end. Gusts.

Moderate or rough, decreasing moderate in afternoon.

Poor vis in showers, at times thundery.

FINISTERRE.

North or Northwest 3 to 5, veering Northerly in afternoon, and

increasing 5 or 6 in south, at times 7.

Moderate, locally rough in south in evening.

PORTO.

North 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 later, at times 7 in far north at

end.

Moderate increasing moderate or rough at end.

SAO VICENTE.

North or Northwest 4 or 5, at times 6 in far southeast at first,

increasing 5 or 6 later.

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough at end.

CADIZ.

West or Northwest 3 to 5, locally Southwest in far southeast ,

becoming Westerly 2 to 4 later.

Slight or moderate.

GIBRALTAR STRAIT.

West 3 or 4 in west, but 5 or 6 in east, at times 7 in far east.

Slight or moderate.

CASABLANCA.

North or Northeast 4 or 5, at times 6 in far south, but North or

Northwest 2 to 4 in far northeast.

Slight or moderate.

Moderate vis due to sand haze.

AGADIR.

North or Northeast 5 or 6, locally 7 near coasts. Gusts.

Moderate or rough.

Moderate or poor vis due to coastal fog patches or sand haze.

METEOR.

In northwest : East or Northeast 3 or 4, backing Northeast at end and

increasing 4 or 5 in south.

In southeast : Northeast 4 or 5, at times 6 in far southeast.

Slight or moderate.

Moderate or poor vis in isolated showers in west.

CANARIAS.

Northeast 5 or 6, at times 7 between islands, but 4 or 5 in far

northwest. Gusts.

Moderate or rough.

Moderate vis due to sand haze.

TARFAYA.

North or Northeast 4 or 5, locally 6 in far north.

Moderate, locally rough in north.

Moderate or poor vis due to coastal fog patches or sand haze.

CAPE VERDE.

North or Northeast 4 or 5, locally 6 in far northeast, but North or

Northwest 3 or 4 in far southeast.

Moderate, becoming moderate or rough in northeast soon.

Moderate or poor vis due to sand haze. Poor vis in thundery showers

in west, improving soon.

CAP BLANC.

North or Northeast 5 or 6, at times 7 along coasts in south at first.

Gusts.

Moderate or rough, becoming rough later.

Moderate or poor vis due to sand haze.

CAP TIMIRIS.

In northwest : North or Northwest 3 or 4, locally 5 in far north,

veering North or Northeast later.

In southeast : West or Southwest 3 or 4, backing Southwest at end.

Moderate, locally rough in far north.

Moderate or poor vis due to sand haze.

SIERRA LEONE.

In far northwest : Variable 2 to 4.

In southeast : Westerly 3 or 4, at times 5, locally Southwest in far

south. Severe gusts in thundersqualls.

Moderate.

Very poor vis in thundersqualls. Moderate vis due to sand haze in

north.

GULF OF GUINEA.

Southerly 3 or 4, locally 5 in east at first, then in far northwest

soon. Severe gusts in thundersqualls.

Moderate.

Very poor vis in some thundersqualls in north. Poor vis due to

coastal fog patches.

POINTE NOIRE.

South or Southeast 3 or 4.

Moderate.

Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours

Persistence of North or Northeast near gale between islands of

CANARIAS at first.