Bulletin météo du 6 avril 2015

Après avoir franchi le détorit de Gibraltar, One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton et We Are Water vont de nouveau naviguer au louvoyage dans un vent d'E qui s'établir sur le détroit et la mer d'Alboran. Un régime d'ESE assez fort est attendu pour dans la journée, à l'esception des côtes espagnoles où les brises thermiques atténueront la force du vent dans l'après-midi. Renault Captur a pu pointer vers l'est pendant un petit moment quand les vents ont basculé au N, mais la brise retourne au NE et ils devront à nouveau revirer vers le nord. Un nouveau front froid peu actif se déplace vers le sud et devrait leur permettre de virer de bord à nouveau pour gagner dans l'est.  Spirit of Hungary est solidement installé dans les alizés et vont en bénficier plusieurs jours en remontant vers le nord.

Meteo AVR. 6, 2015 06:01

*** SYNOPSIS ***

00Z MONDAY (06-APR-2015)
1) NE trade winds from Equator to 30N. These are driven by high pressure (1031mb) centered near 35N/39W. Strongest trades will be found from about 15N to 23N.
2) A dying cold front embedded within the trade wind flow will have some shower/squalls associated with it, along will a brief wind increase and left shift. The front lies roughly west to east along 26N.
3) Low pressure (1007mb) off Vigo will extend with a trough west to the Cape Verde Islands.
4) North of 30N and east of 30W, mainly NW/N winds, backing NW/W into the Gulf of Cadiz. Generally stronger west of 12W and lighter to the east.
5) High pressure (1031mb) moving across UK will support a NE/E flow into the western Med, possibly moderate for fresh. Strongest winds will be south of Spain out of the Southwestern Med and into the Alboran Sea. Winds may veer to a SE sea breeze along the Spanish coast during afternoon sea breezes.

00Z TUESDAY (07-APR-2015)
1) South of 20N, moderate NE/ENE trade winds extend south nearly to the Equator. While on the moderate to light side of the typical trade wind range, the breeze is consistent.
2) North of 20N, trade winds generally back to N through to 30N.
3) A ridge of high pressure light across the north Atlantic from 34MN/47W to 43N/31W to high pressure (1038mb) over Ireland.
4) Low pressure (1008mb) locate just north of Madeira near 34N/17W. A strong Níly flow around the western periphery of the low pressure will extend south to 30N west of 17W. East of the low, winds will be very light and variable from the Canary Islands and northeast off the Moroccan coast.
5) Fresh to strong Eíly winds will be blowing through the Gibraltar Strait and west across the western Approaches and the northern Gulf of Cadiz.
6) Strong Levante Eíly winds are forecast to be blowing across the Alboran Sea and southwestern Med. Winds will be fresh NE from Almeria to Denia, although easing in the afternoon hours near the coast with
thermal effects.
7) Winds lighter NE across the Gulf of Valencia, easing in the afternoon. Light and variable close to Barcelona, but with afternoon sea breezes.

00Z WEDNESDAY (08-APR-2015)
1) High pressure (1034mb) near 44N/35W with a ridge extending southwest to 37N/52W.
2) Low pressure (1012mb) near 34N/14W. A fresh N/NNE flow between the high and low pressures south to 30N. NE trade winds south of 30N and west of 30W. Lighter Nílies east of 30W down to 20N, veering NE south of 20N.
3) The low northeast of Madeira results in NW winds across Madeira and north of the Canary Islands. Circulation around the low will SW/S winds off the Moroccan coast.
4) Strong Eílies through Gibraltar Strait and along the south coast of Portugal.
5) High pressure building across northwest Europe and into the central Med supports a strong E/NE flow across the southwest Med and Alboran Sea.
6) Lighter Eílies from Palma across to the Gulf of Valencia. Very light winds near Barcelona with a light afternoon SE sea breeze.

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General Forecast along race route

*** MONDAY (06-APR-2015) ***
* 05N to 10N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE 12-17.
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
* 10N to 15N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE 12-17
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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* 28N to 34N and 35W to 25W *
WIND: NE 15, tending N 15-25.
SEAS: 1-3m
WEATHER: Variable clouds with a chance of showers. Becoming partly cloudy.
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* Gulf of Cadiz to Gibraltar Strait *
WIND: W/SW 5-15 except easing Síly near 35N. E 15-30 35N. Within Gibraltar
Strait, E 15-25 gusting 35.
SEAS: 1-2m
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
* Alboran Sea *
WIND: Building E 10-20 and possibly 15-25 over open water. Along the
Spanish coast, winds easing and tending SE in the afternoon.
SEAS: Building 1 to 2m.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy.
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