FQMQ54 LFPW 202019
Weather bulletin on METAREA 3,
METEO-FRANCE Toulouse, Saturday 20 December 2014 at 21 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 : WARNING NR 331.


Part 2 : General synopsis, Saturday 20 at 12 UTC
Shallow low 1022 between Corsica and french mainland, expected 1025
over west of Bonifacio strait tomorrow midday. High building 1038
over France and north of Spain and directing Northerly fresh or
strong flow from Gulf of Lion to tunisian coasts.


Part 3 : Area forecasts to Monday 22 at 00 UTC
EAST OF CABRERA.
Northwesterly 3 or 4, locally 5 or 6 in extreme northeast, veering
North at end.
Moderate in N swell, locally rough in northeast till afternoon.

BALEARES.
Northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing locally 5 in Ebro valley axis
overnight, then becoming Variable 1 to 3 at end.
Smooth or slight, locally moderate in extreme east.

MINORQUE.
In northeast : North or Northwest 6 or 7, locally 8 in north,
decreasing 5 or 6 in afternoon, then North 4 or 5 at end.
In southwest : North or Northwest 3 to 5, veering North 4 or 5 at
end.
Moderate to rough from west to east.

LION.
North or Northwest 6 or 7, locally 8 in south, decreasing 5 or 6 in
afternoon, then North 3 or 4 at end.
Moderate to rough from north to south.

PROVENCE.
In west : Northwest 7 or 8, occasionally 9 in south overnight,
decreasing North 5 or 6 in afternoon, then Northeasterly 3 or 4 at
end.
In east : Northwest 4 to 7 from north to south, veering Northeast 4
or 5 in morning, then decreasing 3 or 4 in afternoon.
Rough, locally very rough in southwest, becoming moderate from east
in daytime, then slight at end.

LIGURE.
Southwesterly 1 to 3, backing Northeasterly 3 or 4 overnight.
Slight.

CORSE.
In north : South 3 or 4, backing East or Northeast in morning, at
times 5, then becoming Variable 1 to 3 at end.
In south : Westerly 4 or 5, backing South or Southeast in morning,
then East or Southeast 3 to 5 at end.
Moderate in W swell, locally rough in south, abating slight from
north in afternoon.

SARDAIGNE.
Northwest 6 or 7, locally 8 in north, decreasing 5 or 6 at midday,
then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 from northeast in afternoon.
Rough, locally very rough in north, abating moderate from north at
end.

MADDALENA.
Northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing North or Northwest 2 to 4 in
morning, then veering Southeasterly at end.
Smooth or slight.

ELBE.
Mainly East 2 to 4, veering Southerly at end.
Smooth or slight.

ALBORAN.
Easterly 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 at end.
Smooth or slight.
Some fog patches.

PALOS.
East or Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 at end.
Smooth or slight.
Some fog patches.

ALGER.
Variable 1 to 3, becoming Easterly 2 to 4 in daytime.
Slight, but moderate in east with N swell.

WEST OF CABRERA.
Northeasterly 2 to 4.
Smooth or slight.

ANNABA.
Northwesterly 5 or 6, but 4 or 5 in southwest, decreasing 3 or 4 at
end.
Moderate or rough.

TUNISIE.
West or Northwest 5 or 6, at times 7 overnight, decreasing 3 to 5 in
the afternoon.
Moderate or rough.

CARBONARA.
Northerly 3 or 4, but locally West 5 or 6 in south at first, veering
Easterly 2 to 4 in the afternoon.
Slight or moderate, decreasing smooth or slight in the afternoon.

LIPARI, CIRCEO.
Northwesterly 2 to 4, veering Northerly in the morning, then Easterly
3 to 5 in the afternoon.
Slight, locally moderate in southwest LIPARI.



Part 4 : outlook for next 24 hours
In north of basin: Variable light or moderate, locally Southwesterly
between Corsica and French mainland. In south: Threat of Easterly
near gale over ALBORAN.