Weather Forecast 16/04/2015

Renault Captur had a decent performance yesterday reaching north on gradually easing E’ly winds. Lighter conditions have slowed them in the final miles before reaching Barcelona. Spirit of Hungary is reaching northeast almost direct toward Gibraltar. Winds may back a little left as they get closer to the Strait, and winds will ease gradually with time.

Meteo APR 16, 2015 06:19

00Z THURSDAY (16-APR-2015)

1)         Low pressure over the Bay of Biscay will support a cold front across 

western Iberia to the Gulf of Cadiz and then into northwestern Morocco.

2)         A weak high pressure (1024mb) near 30N/32W with a ridge northeast to 

near Lisbon. A N/NW flow south of the ridge axis to 30N.

3)         Light and variable winds developing in the Alboran Sea. W’ly flow 

arriving in Gibraltar Strait during the day and then spreading into 

Alboran Sea later.

4)         A trough or weak low pressure will be south to north off the east 

coast of Spain. Unsettled weather with winds mainly light except for 

light coast sea breezes. 

 

00Z FRIDAY (17-APR-2015)

1)         High pressure (1026mb) near 39N/35W. Low pressure (1012mb) near 

44N/13W. A N tending NW flow of moderate wind across the Gulf of Cadiz.

2)         A broad flow of light SW winds across the Alboran Sea and into the 

southwestern Med. Sea breezes will be prevalent across the southern 

coast of Spain.

3)         Lighter winds with overnight land breezes and daytime sea breezes from 

the Gulf of Valencia to Barcelona. 

 

00Z SATURDAY (18-APR-2015)

1)         Low pressure (1014mb) at 43N/10W with high pressure (1023mb) near 

36N/18W. Generally moderate N/NNW flow across the Gulf of Cadiz and 

down the Moroccan coast.

2)         A trough of low pressure extends from the low across Iberia and the 

Alboran Sea to northwest Algeria. Light and variable conditions in the 

Gibraltar Strait and Alboran Sea. Coastl afternoon sea breezes prevail 

on the Spanish coast.

3)         A light SE flow over the Balearic Islands and into the Gulf of 

Valencia. Sea breezes along the east coast of Spain in the afternoon. 

 

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General Forecast along race route

 

*** THURSDAY (16-APR-2015) ***

* 30N to 35N and 10W to Moroccan Coast *

WIND: NW/W 10-15, backing SW along the Moroccan coast except in the 

afternoon when W/NW sea breezes are present. 

SEAS: 1m

WEATHER: Partly cloudy.

* Gulf of Cadiz *

WIND: W/SW 5-10 increasing 10-15 

SEAS: 1m or less

WEATHER: Variable clouds.

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