Weather Forecast 14/03/2015

Cheminees Poujoulat continues to make good progress north, improving all the time as winds veer as they get farther north. Neutrogena is approaching the doldrums while GAES Centros Auditivos is chasing through the E/SE trades. Neutrogrena will likely enter the southern doldrums today, with GAES Centros Auditivos likely reach them tomorrow. We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are well east in the South Atlantic, but have cleared high pressure and are now sailing more quickly north. Renault Captur has a nice SW'ly, but conditions are likely to become a bit unstable today/tomorrow. Spirit of Hungary is sailing in strong W'lies north of a low pressure approaching Cape Horn.

Meteo MAR 14, 2015 07:01

*** SYNOPSIS ***

00Z Saturday (14-MAR-2015)
1) Low pressure will hold south of about 59S in the Pacific. Broad
Wíly
flow between 58S and 46S into the Chilean coast. This flow will extend
across Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands.
2) A front will extend north to south from about BA to 52S/50W with
NW/N
winds east of the front and SW/W winds west of the front.
3) High pressure (1026mb) near 50S/30W.
4) A stationary front will lie west to east along 31S off the Brazil
coast. NW/W winds north of the front to 26S
5) The Sub-tropical ridge will move to 25S, with a 3-4 deg wide band
of
light and variable conditions.
6) E/SE trade winds north of the ridge.
7) The doldrums may be shifting north from 00N to 02N. NE trade winds
may
be weakening north of the doldrums, but should be moderate north of
07N.

00Z Sunday (15-MAR-2015)
1) Low pressure (973mb) at 54S/96W. A trough axis extends north along
95W
with NW winds east of the trough to near Cape Horn.
2) More low pressure southeast of Cape Horn. There will be strong
Wílies
from Cape Horn to south of the Falkland Islands.
3) High pressure (1020mb) will be moving southeast off the Argentinian
coast behind a cold front that will extend from 53S/32W to 44S/38W to
36S/55W.
4) High pressure (1029mb) near 45S/16W with a ridge extending
northwest
to 34S/46W. NW/N winds between the cold front and ridge. North of the
ridge, Eíly winds extend to 30S, where a stationary front will lie
west to east.
5) A zone of light and variable winds under a broad high pressure
between
30S and about 18S. This will be a slow and tricky section for any boat
trying to get north to the trade winds (which will be confined north
of 18S>
6) Moderate E/SE trades from 18S to the doldrums around the Equator.
At
the moment, it looks like the doldrums transition will be fairly easy.
7) The NE trade will still be moderate between the northern doldrums
boundary and abut 25N. However, there will be a trend toward easing
winds in the northern Hemisphere trade wind region.

00Z MONDAY (16-MAR-2014)
1) Deep low pressure (948mb) at 60S/83W with a front wrapping out of
the
low to Cape Horn then northwest to 40S/87W.
2) Broad NW flow off the southern Argentinian coast and across the
Falkland Islands.
3) High pressure (1024mb) near 45S/35 with a ridge extending east
along
45S to 50W. This high is moving east.
4) A stationary front north of the high from 43S/27W to 39S?41W to
Buenos
Aires.
5) A weak trough zone lies across 24S, with a wide band of light winds
approximately 1-2 deg latitude either side of the tough.
6) Eíly trade winds start north of 21S, tending E to SE north of 13S.
7) The southern Doldrums boundary around 02S, with the northern
boundary
near the Equator. NE trade will be moderate in the north Atlantic
between 05N and 30N, with the Atlantic high (1029mb) located near
34N/39W.

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General Forecast along race route

*** SATURDAY (14-MAR-2015) ***
* 53S to 58S and 90W to 80W *
WIND: W 30-40 gusting 45
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Cloudy with scattered squalls.
* 53S to 58S and 80W to 70W *
WIND: NW 30-40 gusting 45-50. Tending W from west to east.
SEAS: 5-8m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain and squalls likely.
>>>>>
* 45S to 50S and 55W to 45W *
WIND: S/SE 15-25
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, with a few scattered showers.
* 45S to 50S and 45W to 35W
WIND: N 25-35 gusting 45, shifting SW/S 25-35 from west to east.
SEAS: 3-5m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rains and squalls likely, easing from west to east
with time.
>>>
* 30S to 35S and 35W to 25W
WIND: E/SE 20-30 south of 31S. Tending SW/W 5-15 at 30S
SEAS: 2-4m
WEATHER: Cloudy with rain or frequent showers, thunderstorms and squalls
along 33S-30S.
* 25S to 30S and 35W to 25W
WIND: W/NW 10-20
SEAS: 2-4m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
>>>>>
* 05S to 10S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: SE 15-20
SEAS: 1-2m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 00S to 05S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: SE 15-20 south of 03S. North of 03S generally E 5-10.
SEAS: 1-2m.
WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms north of 03S.
>>>>>
* 15N to 20N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE/ENE 15-20.
SEAS: 2-3m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.
* 15N to 20N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: ENE 15-20.
SEAS: 2-3m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy with scattered showers.