Bulletin météo du 30 mars 2015

Neutrogena approche de Barcelone dans des vents instables. La brise de terre nocturne aura pu les aider à avancer en restant à la côte dans le golfe de Valence. Devant eux, la côte au sud de Tarragone est balayée par un Mistral puissant qui devrait mollir progressivement dans la journée.  GAES Centros Auditivos est porté par des vents d'ouest modéré depuis le détroit de Gibraltar jusqu'en mer d'Alboran. Le long du rivage, ce sont les brises thermiques qui s'installeront.

We Are Water et One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton ont pu bénéficier de la bascule des vents du NE jusqu'à l'E voire au SE. Celà leur a permis d'infléchir leur route vers l'est et de récupérer quelques milles abandonnés lors de leur route originelle vers le nord-ouest au début de l'Atlantique Nord. Renault Captur  fait route au nord-nord-ouest dans un alizé modéré de NE. C'est l'équipage qui aura fait la route la plus à l'ouest de toute la flotte. Spirit of Hungary a finalement retrouvé les alizés de SE de l'Atlantique Sud. Ils devrait avancer rapidement vers le nord les deux prochains jours.

Meteo MARS 30, 2015 06:49

*** SYNOPSIS ***
00Z MONDAY (30-MAR-2015)
1)    A cold front pushes north to 22S at 30W. There will be a weak ridge of high pressure lying at 16S, with E/SE trades north of this ridge.
2)    Doldrums at 05S, but a NE break of north Atlantic trade winds will extending all the way to the Brazil coast west of 32W. A very broad patch of light winds west of 30W from 05S to 01N.
3)    NNE/NE trades north of Equator. Generally lighter and more left north west of 30W, and stronger, more right west of 30W. NE component dominates to west of the Cape Verde Islands.
4)    North of the Cape Verde Islands, winds veer more Eíly and increase, especially west of 20W. East of 20W, winds off the African coast hold NE and stronger.
5)    High pressure (1037mb) will support stronger Eílies north of 30N and west of Madeira/Canary Islands. East of Madeira, the winds fresh N/NE.
6)    Generally light Wílies south of Spain, backing to SW east of the country. Very light winds in the Gulf of Valencia, but stronger SW across the Balearic Islands.

00Z TUESDAY (31-MAR-2015)
1)    Modeate E/SE trade winds from 16S to 04S, where the southern doldrums boundary will be present.
2)    The doldrums will be wide ñ especially east of 30W. There, extremely light and variable winds from 04S to about 01N. West of 30W, some E winds will persist within the doldrums.
3)    The North Atlantic trade winds will be backed NNE west of 30W and mainly moderate in strength from 03N to 18N. East of 30W, N/NNE winds much lighter south of 08N. Then NE moderate trades north of 08N to 22N.
4)    High pressure (1035mb) near 40N/18W. Stronger N winds along the Portuguese coast veering NE from Madeira to the Canary Islands.
5)    In the med, a strong NW mistral out of the Gulf of Lyon, but winds well west of the sailing area. Closer to spain, mainly easing W winds through the Gibraltar Strait, extending to Ibiza. A transition zone across the Gulf of Valencia to Palma, then developing NW winds along the Spanish coast south of Barcelona.

00Z WEDNESDAY (01-APR-2015)
1)    The Trade wind zone of the South Atlantic between 16S and 04S along 30W. E/ESE winds at 16S veer to SE at 04S and the southern doldrums boundary. Strongest winds within the doldrums will be between about 14S and 08S.
2)    Doldrums narrow to 04S to 02S, but Níly winds on the north side are light for some distance N. The doldrums will be wider east of 30W and a narrower west of 30W.
3)    East of 30W, Níly winds veer to more typical NE trade winds and increase. West of 30W, NNE trade winds are more persistent from the Equator to 07N.
4)    From 07N, NE trade winds moderate but somewhat unstable north to 27N. Winds more left-shifted to NNE and stronger off the African coast and between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands.
5)    High pressure (1036mb) near 43S/17W, with a ridge extending southwest to 30N/30W. Generally N winds off Portuguese coast veering to NE/E across Madeira and to 30N.
6)    Light and variable conditions Gibraltar Strait and across the Alboran Sea and much of the southwestern Mediterranean Sea. Local overnight drainage winds and daytime coastal sea breezes.
7)    A NW mistral will be blowing across the Gulf of Lyon, but this breeze is not expected to extend to the Balearic Sea or Gulf of Valencia. Here, coastal drainage winds will dominate overnight and morning hours, with afternoon sea breeze developing along much of the coast.
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General Forecast along race route
*** MONDAY (30-MAR-2015) ***
* 15S to 10S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: ESE 10-15 tending SE near 10S.
SEAS: 1m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, scattered showers
* 10S to 05S and 35W to 25W *
WIND: SE 10-15, easing close to 05S.
SEAS: 1m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy, scattered showers.
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* 05N to 10N and 40W to 30W *
WIND: NE 10-15, some local areas 15-20.
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy
* 10N to 15N and 40W to 30W *
WIND: NE 10-15
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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* 25N to 30N and 32W to 22W
WIND: E/SE 12-17 tending E/ENE 10-15.
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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* Alboran Sea *
WIND: W 5-15. Tending SW along the Spanish coast during the afternoon sea breezes.
SEAS: Less than 1m
WEATHER: Sunny.
* 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