Bulletin météo du 2 avril 2015

En bagarre pour la quatrième place One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton et We Are Water ont finalement viré de bord et font route vers le détroit de Gibraltar. Les hautes pressions se sont décalées dans l'ouest et le vent qui a pris un peu de gauche leur permet de faire route à l'est. Ils devraient rencontrer des vents plus faibles les jours prochains. Les vents tournent progressivement vers la droite et se renforcent légèrement pour Renault Captur au fur et à mesure qu'il remonte vers le nord.
Spirit of Hungary s'est dégagé de la partie la plus active du Pot au noir. malgré tout, les alizés sont orientés à la sortie du pot plutôt N à NNW et sont faibles. Il en résulte pour Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman une progression lente vers le nord.

Meteo AVR. 2, 2015 07:16

*** SYNOPSIS ***
00Z THURSDAY (02-APR-2015)
1)    The doldrums lying between 05S and 02S at 30W. But even north of the doldrums, there will be some anomalously light and left-shifted winds. Very light and headed conditions are likely even north of the doldrums north to 05N and east of 32W. NNE trades will fill better to the northern doldrums boundary/equator west of about 32W.
2)    North of 05N, NE trades, stronger west of 30W. By 14N, the emphasis for stronger trades shifts to east of 30W, all the way north to near 30N.
3)    High pressure (1029mb) near 32N/31W with a ridge extending northeast to another high (1033mb) over the southern Bay of Biscay. Moderate NW flow from off the Iberian coast to Madeira  and the Canary Islands.
4)    A trough of low pressure will be along the Moroccan coast.
5)    High pressure (1028mb) will be near Palma. Between the high and trough, a moderate to fresh Eíly is expected south of Spain to the Gibraltar Strait. West of the Strait, a strong Eíly outflow into the Gulf of Cadiz.
6)    Along the eastern Spanish coast, from Ibiza to Barcelona, diurnal winds prevail with coastal land breezes overnight and morning, transitioning to SE sea breezes in the afternoon.

00Z FRIDAY (03-APR-2015)
1)    Southern Doldrums boundary between 05S and 04S, with a northern boundary near 03S-02S. Light and variable winds within the doldrums.
2)    North of the doldrums, the trade winds have backed uncharacteristically far to the left, blowing N/NNW at relatively
light speed. West of 30W, winds remain left-shifted up to about 04N before veering NNE/NE and increasing to more typical speeds. However east of 30W, lighter, left-shifted winds extend north to 07N or so.
3)    NE trade winds generally moderate to fresh from 07N to 30N. From the Canary to Cape Verde Islands, winds NNE and slightly stronger, especially close to the African coast.
4)    High pressure (1027mb) near 33N/30W, with a ridge extending northeast to another high (1027mb) near 45N/09W. N/NE winds from off Iberia to Madeira and 30N.
5)    Mainly NE/E winds across the Gulf of Cadiz and very light along the Moroccan coast. A stronger Eíly out of the Gibraltar Strait exit region into the eastern Gulf.
6)    Moderate Eíly winds across the Alboran Sea and Med south/southeast of Cartagena.
7)    Weak high pressure (1023mb) south of Palma. S/SW wind around the west/northwest periphery of this high from Denia north through the Gulf of Valencia and Balearic Sea. This wind is eased along the immediate coast by drainage winds, and accelerated in the afternoon by sea breezes.

00Z SATURDAY (04-APR-2015)
1)    Right-shifted NE trade winds will return to the waters north of the Equator, though winds will remain quite light. Very light conditions are expected west of 30W north to 04S. East of 30W, NE trade winds will increase with distance west.
2)    Moderate (normal) trade winds are expected north of about 08N. Winds east of about 27W will be N/NNE.
3)    High pressure (1025mb) will be pushed south to 29N/34W by a strong cold front moving east across the north-central Atlantic. A ridge of high pressure will extend northeast of the high to the Azores.
4)    A trough of low pressure will move east off the Moroccan coast, with an area of light and variable winds southwest of Portugal settled on 35N/13W. N winds will be between this light patch and the high pressure ridge, extending south to 30N between 15W and 27W.
5)    Moderate Eíly out of the Gibraltar Strait and across the northern half of the Gulf of Cadiz.
6)    Mainly light to moderate E/NE winds south of Spain across the Alboran Sea and into the southwestern Med.
7)    Along the eastern coast of Spain, continued mainly light winds with coastal overnight drainage winds interspersed with coastal afternoon sea breezes from the S/SE. Afternoon sea breezes could reach moderate strength near the coast in the mid-/late-afternoon.
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General Forecast along race route
*** WEDNESDAY (01-APR-2015) ***
* 05S to 00N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: SE tending E 05S to 04S, easing 10 to 5. Between 04S and 02S, generally calm or light and variable. North of 02S, becoming N/NE 5-10.
SEAS: 1m or less
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, with showers and a few thunderstorms.
* 00N to 05N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: Generally NNW/N 5-10, especially west of 30W. Lighter with distance east. West of 30W, generally N 5-10, increasing to 10-15 near 05N.
SEAS: 1m or less
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, with showers and a few thunderstorms.
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* 15N to 20N and 40W to 30W *
WIND: NE/ENE 10-15
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
* 20N to 25N and 40W to 30W *
WIND: NE 10-15
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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* 30N to 35N and 25W to 15W
WIND: NE 10-15. Easing to 5-10 east of 27W.
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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* Southwestern Mediterranean Sea *
WIND: Light and variable except for coastal drainage winds overnight and morning hours. Sea breezes along the immediate coast in the afternoon tending SE 10-15.
SEAS: 1m
WEATHER: Partly to mostly sunny