Weather forecast 11/03/2015

Cheminees Poujoulat has transitioned into the northern hemisphere trades. NE winds are still light, but should be building moderate today as
they progress further north and northwest. Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are in ENE/E trade winds. These winds will be building slowly and veering to provide some slight faster, wider sailing angles.
We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton continue to sail northeast, with a high pressure spreading east toward them. They will find winds becoming a little unstable today and progress slower, but stronger wind should arrive tomorrow.
Renault Captur rounded Cape Horn just ahead of some Storm Force W’ly winds. It is still windy for them, but they should see winds very slowly easing as they sail northeast.
All alone in the South Pacific now, Spirit of Hungary is in strong SW winds around a deep storm located to their southeast.

Meteo MAR 11, 2015 05:43

00Z WEDNESDAY (11-MAR-2015):
1)    Deep low pressure (962mb) near 58S/100W with a front wrapping out of 
the low to 58S/91W to 50S/95W to 43S/107W. Gale to possibly storm 
force SW’lies in the northwest quadrant of the low pressure back to 
120W and north to 46S.
2)    A weak ridge of high pressure along 75W west of Cape Horn moving east.
3)    Low pressure (961mb) near 58S/59W supporting storm force W’lies at 
Cape Horn, east to 53W at 55S.
4)    A high pressure ridge along the Argentinian coast from 43S to 50S.
5)    High pressure (1024mb) near 42S/38W. A N/NW flow around the western 
periphery of this high. 
6)    Low pressure (1002mb) off the southeast coast of Brazil centered near 
28S/44W. A zone of strong N’lies along the eastern side of this low 
east to 37W.
7)    At 30W, NE trade winds north of 33S, veering E north of 18S.
8)    A very narrow doldrums around 1S-2S, with NE trade winds north of the 
equator.
00Z THURSDAY (12-MAR-2015):
1)    High pressure (1020mb) near 43S/113W, with a ridge extending to the 
southwest near 51S/136W. 
2)    A deep low pressure (956mb) near 62S/90W embedded within a broad 
trough along 90W. A broad flow of strong SW winds west of the trough 
axis to 110W. NW/N flow extends east of the trough to Cape Horn, with 
some storm force winds along the coast off Punta Arena. 
3)    Weak high pressure (1014mb) will be near the Falkland Islands, with a 
ridge extending northeast to another high (1018mb) near 40S/42W. 
4)    Low pressure (979mnb) near South Georgia Island with a fresh SW flow 
between this low and high pressure to the north.
5)    Light winds under high pressure along 40S.
6)    A low pressure (1003mb) off the Brazilian coast near 30S/45W. 
7)    High pressure (1025mb) near 37S/15W. between the low pressure and high, 
N’ly winds north of 38S. 
8)    North of 30N, winds veer N/NE to E at 20S, with moderate trade winds 
extending to the doldrums at the Equator.
9)    North of the Equator, solid NE trade winds moderate in strength all 
the way to the Cape Verde Islands.
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General Forecast along race route
*** WEDNESDAY (11-MAR-2015) ***
* 48S to 53S and 120W to 110W *
WIND: W 30-40 gusting 55 easing 20-30 eastern half later in the period.
SEAS: 8-12m, decreasing 5-8m
WEATHER: Cloudy with squalls likely.
* 49S to 54S and 110W to 100W *
WIND: STORM FORCE - SW 35-45 gusting 55 easing 25-35 gusting 45 with time 
from west to east.
SEAS: 8-12m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain ending but squalls continuing. Some strong 
squalls possible.
>>>>>
* 53S to 58S and 70W to 60W *
WIND: A brief respite as SW/W winds easing 25-35 to 10-15 and veering N, 
building 20-35.
SEAS: 5-8m subsiding 3-5m.
WEATHER: Variable clouds with chance of showers and a few squalls..
* 50S to 55S and 60W to 50W *
WIND: SW 25-35 gusting 45, easing from west to east 
SEAS: 5-8m, subsiding.
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and squalls likely.
* 45S to 50S and 58W to 48W
WIND: W tending W/SW 30-40 gusting 50 
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few squalls.
* 45S to 50S and 48W to 38W
WIND: W/NW 25-35 gusting 45 
SEAS: 4-7,
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and a few squalls.
* 40S to 45S and 45W to 35W
WIND: W/NW 25-35 gusting 45 
SEAS: 4-7,
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and a few squalls.
>>>>>
* 20S to 25S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: N/NE 5-15 
SEAS: 1-2m.
* 15S to 20S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE/E 10-15 
SEAS: 1-2m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with showers likely.
>>>>>
* 03N to 10N and 30W to 25W *
WIND: NE 5-10 near 03N increasing to 10-15 north of 05N. 
SEAS: 1-2m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 10N to 15N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE 12-18. 
SEAS: 2-3m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.