Butlletí del 24/02/2015

El Renault Captur s'ha reincorporat a la competició amb un sistema favorable amb vent moderat del nord i mar plana que li permetrà un ràpid descens fins a les latituds 40 / 50ºS. El líder de la flota, el Cheminées Poujoulat, continua el seu camí cap a cap d'Hornos amb vent i mar moderat, condicions que s'espera s'incrementin en els dies vinents.

Meteo FEB. 24, 2015 05:52

00Z TUESDAY (24-FEB-2015):
1) Low (962mb) near 64S/156W with a front wrapping out of the low to
60S/171E to 46S/160E to 37S/153E. East of the front, fresh N/NNW winds
to southern NZ and then east to 180E. West of the front, winds shift
SW, but further west they are moderate to fresh Wíly north of 53S west
to a ridge along 140E.
2) High pressure (1030mb) southeast of the Chatham islands between 175W
and 160W along 47S, with light winds extending south to 52S.
3) A deep southern ocean low (966mb) near 55S/136W with storm force winds
and massive ocean swells in the northwestern quadrant of the low from
150W to 137W and north to 48S.
4) A second, weaker low (968mb) near 60S/125W. Strong W/NW winds north of
the low. A cold front from 60S/107W to 48S/112W to 40S/125W. Stronger
N/NW winds ahead of the front to 100W.
5) Broad high pressure (1022mb) west of Chile, with light and variable
wind extending to 49S at 90W. Generally moderate winds along 90W under
a weak ridge extending south of the high.
6) A broad flow of fresh SW winds will be blowing into the waters west
and south of Cape Horn.

00Z WEDNESDAY (25-FEB-2015):
1) High pressure (1024mb) over the Tasman Sea near 46S/155E, with a ridge
building south of NZ between Stewart Island and Auckland Island.
2) A sharp cold front passing east of NZ from 55S/179W to 47S/176E to
Wellington. A push of strong Sílies is behind this front, but short-
lived as the Tasman Sea high pressure builds quickly east.
3) High pressure (1024mb) is near 45S/154W, with a ridge running west of
the high along 47S.
4) A very large and strong Southern Ocean low pressure (968mb) will be
centered near 51S/127W. A broad, cyclonic wind field around this low
will storm force winds extending out 150nm and Gale force winds 400nm
to the west and north. A cold front will wrap out of the low to
51S/119W to 43S/121W to 37S/129W.
5) High pressure (1029mb) off the Chilean coast near 45S/82W. South of
the high, fresh NW winds will spread from 100W to Cape Horn.

00Z THURSDAY (26-FEB-2015):
1) High pressure (1020mb) south of NZ near 49S/175E.
2) Double low pressure ñ one (1007mb) near 50S/172W and a second (998mb)
near 44S/164W. These will upset the Wílies south to 57S. Eílies and
and complex/lighter winds will be between the lows and 57S.
3) High pressure (1022mb) near 38S/145W with a ridge extending southwest
to 50S/154W to 51S/164W. Wílies maintain south of the ridge.
4) Strong low pressure (983mb) near 49S/123W. A front wrapping out of the
low to 55S/106W to 43S/111W.
5) Weak high (1015mb) near 54S/88W. Broad area of moderate to fresh
Wílies from 85W to Cape Horn.

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General Forecast along race route

*** TUESDAY (24-FEB-2015) ***
* 48S to 53S and 160E to 170E *
WIND: S/SW 25-35 easing 15-25 and tending SW from west to east.
SEAS: Building 3-5m
WEATHER: Squalls easing to scattered showers.
* 44S to 49S and 170E to 180E *
WIND: N/NE 20-30, except tending NW/W 10-20 near NZ South Island coast.
SEAS: 1-3m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and some squalls likely.
* 49S to 54S and 170E to 180E *
WIND: N/NW 20-30 gusting 20 shifting S/SW from west to east later in the
period.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Variable clouds with scattered showers possible.
* 49S to 54S and 180W to 170W *
WIND: W/NW 15-25
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 49S to 54S and 170W to 160W *
WIND: Tending W/NW 10-20.
SEAS: 2-4m
WEATHER: Cloudy with scattered squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 160W to 150W *
WIND: SW 20-30 tending W/SW 15-25
SEAS: 5-8m diminishing 3-5m
WEATHER: Cloudy with squalls easing to ending.
* 48S to 53S and 150W to 140W *
WIND: STORM easing GALE ñ S/SW 35-45 gusting 55. Easing from west to east
gradually through the period.
SEAS: 8-12m
WEATHER: Cloudy with squalls likely.
* 48S to 53S and 140W to 130W *
WIND: STORM FORCE W/ HURRICANE FORCE GUSTS ñ S/SW 45-60 gusting 75.
SEAS: 8-13m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and strong squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 130W to 120W *
WIND: STORM - North of 51S, NW/N 35-45 gusting 55 easing 20-30 shifting W
then SW building 35-45 gusting 60. Lighter south of 51S at first, but
stronger S/SW winds arrive from west.
SEAS: Building 5 to 10m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and strong squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 120W to 110W *
WIND: GALES - NW 20-30 increasing 30-40 from the west.
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Variable clouds with scattered showers becoming overcast.
* 49S to 54S and 110W to 100W *
WIND: GALES ñ NW at 25-35.
SEAS: 4-7m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and a few squalls.
* 50S to 55S and 100W to 90W *
WIND: NW 15-25
SEAS: 3-6m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 51S to 56S and 90W to 80W *
WIND: NW/W 15-25
SEAS: Building 4-6m
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with showers. Squalls arriving from the west.
* 52S to 57S and 80W to 70W *
WIND: SW 20-25
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.

*** WEDNESDAY (25-FEB-2015) ***
* 48S to 53S and 160E to 170E *
WIND: Variable north of 49S. Otherwise NW 15-25.
SEAS: Building 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. A few showers.
* 49S to 54S and 170E to 180E *
WIND: S 5-15 tending W 10-20.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
* 49S to 54S and 180W to 170W *
WIND: NW shifting S/SW 15-25 easing quickly to 10-15.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Squalls ending from west to east.
* 49S to 54S and 170W to 160W *
WIND: N/NW 10-20.
SEAS: 2-3m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy
* 48S to 53S and 160W to 150W *
WIND: SW 15-25 tending W 10-15 from west to east
SEAS: 5-8m diminishing 3-5m
WEATHER: Decreasing clouds.
* 48S to 53S and 150W to 140W *
WIND: SW 20-30 easing 10-20
SEAS: Decreasing 8 to 4m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 48S to 53S and 140W to 130W *
WIND: STORM FORCE W/ HURRICANE FORCE GUSTS ñ S/SW 45-60 gusting 75.
SEAS: 8-13m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and strong squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 130W to 120W *
WIND: STORM - North of 20S, NW/N 25-25 gusting 45 easing 20-30 shifting W
then SW building 35-45 gusting 60. Lighter south of 51S at first, but
stronger S/SW winds arrive from west.
SEAS: Building 5 to 10m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and strong squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 120W to 110W *
WIND: GALES - NW 20-30 increasing 30-40 from the west.
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Variable clouds with scattered showers becoming overcast.
* 49S to 54S and 110W to 100W *
WIND: NW/N 15-25 increasing 20-35 from the west.
SEAS: 4-7m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and a few squalls.
* 50S to 55S and 100W to 90W *
WIND: NW 20-30 gusting 35.Light south of 53S.
SEAS: 4-6m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 51S to 56S and 90W to 80W *
WIND: NW/W 20-30 Lighter south of 52S.
SEAS: Building 4-6m
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with showers.
* 52S to 57S and 80W to 70W *
WIND: W 20-30
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
* 52S to 57S and 70W to 60W *
WIND: W 20-30 gusting 35.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Squalls