Butlletí del 26/02/2015

A l'Atlàntic, el líder Cheminées Poujoulat navega cap al Nord amb vents moderats del NW, que aviat rolaran al SW i incrementaran la seva intensitat a mesura que un front fred situat sobre el cap d'Hornos es mogui cap al NW. El Neutrogena i el GAES Centros Auditivos estan navegant amb vents relativament lleugers, gràcies a una petita alta pressió situada al nord de la seva posició. El We Are Water i el One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton tenen vents lleugers; el vent de l'Oest ha disminuït a causa de la cresta d'una alta pressió que està al nord. El Renault Captur té vents variables, està entre dos sistemes meteorològics i tindrà dificultats per progressar bé en els pròxims dies.

Meteo FEB. 26, 2015 07:00

00Z THURSDAY (26-FEB-2015):
1) High pressure (1016mb) south of NZ near 49S/175E.
2) Low (1005mb) near 47S/180W with strong S’ly winds west of the low west
to 175E and south to 52S. A trough extends southeast of the low to
54S/171W.
3) Sub-tropical low (998mb) near 42S/166W. E’ly winds extend south of the
low to 50S where a high pressure ridge runs west to east. N/NW winds
south of the ridge to the Ice Exclusion Boundary.
4) The ridge south of the sub-tropical low extends east to 50S/151W, then
north-northeast to high pressure (1022mb) near 38S/145W.
5) Strong low pressure (986mb) near 53S/121W. A secondary low (987mb)
near 50S/124W. A broad cyclonic wind field around this complex low,
with S/SW winds west to 137W and N’lies winds east to 105W.
6) Weak high (1019mb) near 53S/90W. Broad area of moderate to fresh
W’lies from south of the high at 85W to Cape Horn.
7) High pressure (1025mb) off Argentina and north of the Falkland Islands
near 44S/58W. Mainly fresh NW/N winds from Cape Horn to the Falkland
Islands and southwest of the low center.

00Z FRIDAY (27-FEB-2015):
1) A high pressure ridge east of NZ along 175W. A low pressure and cold
front passing south and southeast of Auckland Island.
2) Low pressure (1005mb) southeast of the Chatham Islands near 45S/173W.
3) The sub-tropical low (995mb) moves to 48S/161W.
4) A large area of light and variable winds will be south/southwest of
the two aforementioned lows in a col region btween 50S and 56S and
177W and 166W.
5) A ridge of high pressure will be south of the sub-tropical low along
57S, then northeast to high pressure (1027mb) near 38S/139W.
6) The large South Pacific low (976mb) will be shifting south to near
63S/107W, but a broad trough extending north with an axis roughly
along 110W. N/NW winds east of the trough axis to 85W.
7) A ridge axis will extend north to south along 75W. East of the ridge,
SW winds will extend across Cape Horn and northeast off the southeast
coast of Argentina and across the Falkland Islands. This SW flow could
be gale force in some areas.

00Z SATURDAY (28-FEB-2015):
1) High pressure (1015mb) moving south of NZ.
2) Low pressure (987mb) will be near 52S/161W. Strong SW/W winds around
the northwest quadrant of the low and out 200nm.
3) High pressure (1028mb) near 40S/129W with a ridge extending south-
southwest along 45S/131W to 53S/135W to 60S/145W.
4) Low pressure moves well south into the Antarctic south at 105W. This
support a long, broad W’ly flow from south of the high pressure to
Cape horn.
5) High pressure (1019mb) develops off the Argentinian coast near 40S/58W.

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General Forecast along race route

*** THURSDAY (26-FEB-2015) ***
* 48S to 53S and 160E to 170E *
WIND: N/NW 20 in the north to 30 in the south. Locally 35 south of 50S.
Winds shifting W/SW from west to east late in the period.
SEAS: Building 3-5m south of 50S. Elsewhere 1-3m.
WEATHER: Increasing clouds, with squalls arriving from the west, especially
south of 48S.
* 49S to 54S and 170E to 180E *
WIND: West of 175E, Generally N 10-20 tending NW 15-25, and gusting 30
along 170E. East of 175E, SE/S 10-20.
SEAS: 2-4m south of 50S. 1-2m north of 50S.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Clouds increasing with time from the west along
with a chance of showers developing. Squalls possible north of 50S and east
of 173E.
* 49S to 54S and 180W to 170W *
WIND: E/SE 10-20.
SEAS: 1-3m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Showers and squalls developing north of 50S.
Otherwise, just a few, widely scattered showers.
* 49S to 54S and 170W to 160W *
WIND: North of 52S, tending E/SE 15-25 with some gusts to 30 near 49S.
SEAS: 2-3m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Clouds increasing from the north near 49S.
* 48S to 53S and 160W to 150W *
WIND: NW/W 10-20, except 20-25 north of 49S.
SEAS: 2-4m increasing 3-5m north of 49S.
WEATHER: Increasing clouds with a chance of rain developing north of 50S.
* 48S to 53S and 150W to 140W *
WIND: SW/W 10-20 veering NW/N
SEAS: 2-4m decreasing
WEATHER: Partly cloudy
* 48S to 53S and 140W to 130W *
WIND: SW 20-30
SEAS: 5-9m, decreasing
WEATHER: Cloudy with scattered squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 130W to 120W *
WIND: SW 20-30 gusting 35
SEAS: 6-9m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and strong squalls ending from west to east.
* 48S to 53S and 120W to 110W *
WIND: NW 20-30 shifting W/SW from west to east and increasing to 30-40
following shift.
SEAS: 6-9m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and a few squalls.
* 49S to 54S and 110W to 100W *
WIND: NW 20-35.
SEAS: 4-7m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and a few squalls.
* 50S to 55S and 100W to 90W *
WIND: NW/N 20-30 gusting 35.
SEAS: 4-6m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 51S to 56S and 90W to 80W *
WIND: SW 5-10 tending NW/N 15-25
SEAS: Building 4-6m
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with showers.
* 52S to 57S and 80W to 70W *
WIND: SW 25-35 gusting 45
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers.
* 52S to 57S and 70W to 60W *
WIND: SW 25-35 gusting 45
SEAS: 5-8m except 2-4m north/northeast of Cape Horn.
WEATHER: Cloudy with . Squalls likely

*** FRIDAY (27-FEB-2015) ***
* 48S to 53S and 160E to 170E *
WIND: Light SE/S 5-15 north of 49S. South of 49S, generally SW/W 10-20,
except up to 25 near 53S.
SEAS: 3-5m south of 50S.
WEATHER: Squalls easing to showers and partial clearing.
* 49S to 54S and 170E to 180E *
WIND: Light and variable north of 50S. Mainly W 15-25 south of 50S.
SEAS: 3-5m south of 50S.
WEATHER: Partly to mostly cloudy with showers and a few squalls, especially
south of 52S.
* 49S to 54S and 180W to 170W *
WIND: Mainly W 10-20
SEAS: 1-3m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers.
* 49S to 54S and 170W to 160W *
WIND: S/SW 20-30 locally gusting 35.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain likely and a few squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 160W to 150W *
WIND: NE 25-35, easing and tending NE/N 10-20.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain likely along with a few squalls.
* 48S to 53S and 150W to 140W *
WIND: NE 15-25
SEAS: 2-4m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with showers arriving from the northwest.
* 48S to 53S and 140W to 130W *
WIND: W/SW 15-25 gusting 30 easing tending NW/N from west to east.
SEAS: 3-6m, decreasing
WEATHER: A few showers, otherwise partly cloudy.
* 48S to 53S and 130W to 120W *
WIND: SW 25-35 gusting 45
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Variable clouds with scattered showers.
* 48S to 53S and 120W to 110W *
WIND: SW/W 25-35 gusting 40.
SEAS: 4-7m
WEATHER: Cloudy with squalls likely.
* 49S to 54S and 110W to 100W *
WIND: W tending SW 25-35
SEAS: 4-7m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and a few squalls.
* 50S to 55S and 100W to 90W *
WIND: NW 20-30 gusting 35, backing W/SW 25-35.
SEAS: 4-6m
WEATHER: Cloudy with squalls easing from west to east.
* 51S to 56S and 90W to 80W *
WIND: NW 10-15 building 15-25 from west to east.
SEAS: Building 4-6m
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with showers.
* 52S to 57S and 80W to 70W *
WIND: W/NW 20-30
SEAS: 4-6m
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers likely.
* 52S to 57S and 70W to 60W *
WIND: SW veering NW 20-30.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Cloudy with strong squalls around Cape Horn, easing with distance
north.
* 47S to 52S and Argentinian coast to 58W *
WIND: SW 20-30 gusting 35 east of 58W. Otherwise SW 20-30 tending W/NW 10-
20
SEAS: 1-2m west of 64W increasing 2-4m toward 60W.
WEATHER: Variable clouds and shower tending partly cloudy.
* 42S to 47S and Argentinian coast to 54W *
WIND: SW 20-30 easing from the coast eastward with time.
SEAS: 1-2m west of 64W increasing 2-4m toward 60W.
WEATHER: Variable clouds and shower tending partly cloudy.