Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres. Saturday: West to southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly at 20/30 knots offshore to the south in the early afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres offshore from midday. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, decreasing to 2.5/3 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Westerly 25/30 knots, decreasing to 10/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 2/3 metres.Issued Fri 10:50 EDT
11:47 EDT Parts of the Middle East have been blanketed in heavy snow, piling more misery on millions of Syrian refugees who have fled the country's bitter civil war.