facebookTwitterYou TubeNoonsiteOcean Crew LinkForum
can we help
+44(0)1983 296060
+1 757-788-8872
tell me moreJoin a rally

Menu

World ARC Weather - Leg 3

20 February 2010


World ARC Weather - Leg 3
Issued 19th February 2010
SHORT RANGE SYNOPSIS VALID 02/19/1200 GMT to 02/21/1200 GMT - The fleet continues to enjoy a mainly steady, albeit light, gradient wind from La Libertad to Galapagos. The pressure gradient between S Pacific high pressure and equatorial low pressure continues to drive winds in this region between 01N-04S. Generally expect 08-12 kts with occasional lulls. Winds remain highest to the south and lowest to the north. Expect a gradual backing of the flow from the S off the coast of Ecuador to SE/ESE near the Galapagos.

High pressure over the Gulf of Mexico & the semi-permanent Colombian low have caused fresh to strong winds for those sailing from Panama in much of the Gulf of Panama to about 03N east of 83W. These NNE/NE winds likely ease
from 18-25 kts to 15-20 kts in 24-36 hrs. Variable and much lighter winds under 10 kts between 01N-03N east of 85W associated with ITCZ that extends from 04N/78W to 06N/92W. Light 05-10 kt winds trending from the SE to SW
between 05N-01N from 85W-92W.    

AREA FX VALID 02/19/1200 UTC to 02/20/1200 UTC

*01N-04S from Ecuador-84W*
WIND: S/SSW 08-13, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N. Veered SW/WSW flow likely near the coast of Ecuador. 

SEAS: 0.5-1.5m increasing to 1-2m from SW/SSW.

WEATHER: N of 1S, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of 1S, few/sct cld & isolated shwrs. 

*01N-04S from 84W-88W*
WIND: SSE/SE 08-13, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N.

SEAS: 1-2.5m from SW.

WEATHER: N of 1S, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of 1S, few/sct cld &
isolated shwrs. 

*01N-04S from 88W-92W*
WIND: SE/ESE 08-13, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N. Except a lighter 05-10 likely near the Galapagos. 

SEAS: 1.5-2.5 from W/SW.

WEATHER: N of equator, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of equator, few/sctcld & isolated shwrs. 

*E of 09N/79.3W to 7N/81W to 5N/85W to 03N/85W & N of 03N*
WIND: NNE/NE 18-25 gust 27. Strongest wind likely 50-75nm either side of line from 08N/79W to 04N/82W. Lighter 13-18 NE wind likely near western edge of this forecast zone. Lighter 13-18 N wind also likely near coastline of Colombia. 

SEAS: 1-2m mixed primarily from N/NW.

WEATHER: Few cld & dry to isolated shwrs.

*03N-01N from Colombia/Ecuador-85W*
WIND: Remaining under 10 except near any moderate/strong shwrs/tsms that could cause 15-25 gusts. Generally variable direction as the wind shifts from NNE/NE near 03N to SW/S near 01N.

SEAS: 1-2m from WNW/WSW.

WEATHER: Sct/bkn cld & sct shwrs/tsms.

*05N-01N from 85W-92W*
WIND: S/SE near 01N trending to SW near 05N. 05-10 with strongest wind likely to the S. 15-25 gusts possible from any moderate/strong shwrs/tsms.

SEAS: 1-2.5m from NW.

WEATHER: Sct cld & widely sct shwrs/tsms.

Area FX valid 02/20/1200 UTC to 02/21/1200 UTC

*01N-04S from Ecuador-84W*
WIND: S/SSW 08-13 may ease to 05-10 late, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N. Veered SW/WSW flow likely near the coast of Ecuador. 

SEAS: 1-2m from SW/SSW.

WEATHER: N of 1S, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of 1S, few/sct cld & isolated shwrs. 

*01N-04S from 84W-88W*
WIND: SSE/SE 08-13 may ease to 05-10 late, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N.

SEAS: 1-2.5m from SW backing to SSW

WEATHER: N of 1S, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of 1S, few/sct cld & isolated shwrs. 

*01N-04S from 88W-92W*
WIND: SE/ESE 08-13, strongest wind to the S & lightest to the N. Except a lighter 05-10 still likely near the Galapagos. 

SEAS: 1.5-2.5 from WSW/SW backing to SSW.

WEATHER: N of equator, sct/bkn cld & widely sct shwrs. S of equator, few/sct cld & isolated shwrs. 

*E of 09N/79.3W to 7N/81W to 5N/85W to 03N/85W & N of 03N*
WIND: NNE/NE backing to N/NNE. 18-25 gust 27 easing to 13-20 gust 25. Strongest wind remains 50-75nm either side of line from 08N/79W to 05N/82W. Lighter 08-15 NE wind likely near western edge of this forecast zone. Also, lighter 08-13 N wind likely near coastline of Colombia. 

SEAS: 1-2m easing to 0.5-1.5m from N/NW becoming WSW/SW.

WEATHER: Few cld & dry to isolated shwrs.

*03N-01N from Colombia/Ecuador-85W*
WIND: Still under 10 except again close to any moderate/strong shwrs/tsmsthat could cause 15-25 gusts. Variable direction as the wind shifts from NE near 03N to SW/S near 01N.

SEAS: 1-2m from WNW/WSW.

WEATHER: Sct/bkn cld & sct shwrs/tsms.

*05N-01N from 85W-92W*
WIND: Remaining S/SE near 01N & trending to SW near 05N. 05-10 with nearly calm lulls, strongest wind likely to the S. 15-25 gusts possible from any moderate/strong shwrs/tsms.

SEAS: 1-2.5m easing to 0.5-2m from NW.

WEATHER: Sct cld & widely sct shwrs/tsms.

Forecast prepared by Sailing Weather Service, LLC
Learn more at www.sailwx.com or www.windpower.sailwx.com


Quick Links
More weather stories