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World ARC Weather - Leg 21

26 January 2011


World ARC Weather - Leg 21
Issued 0600 UTC 26 January, 2011

A BROAD HIGH PRESSURE IS LOCATED NEAR 35S/15W AND COVERS MUCH OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, EXTENDING FROM CAPE TOWN W'WARD TO BUENOS AIRES AND EXTENDS AS FAR NORTH AS 10S. THIS HIGH WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH THE MORNING OF THE 28TH WHEN IT WILL MOVE SE'WARD TO NEAR 40S/28E BY THE MORNING OF THE 29TH. A WEAK HIGH WILL BUILD NEAR 30S/23W BY THE MORNING OF THE 29TH.

CONCLUSION: THE LARGE HIGH IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE DOMINATE FEATURE AS E-SE'LY TRADE WINDS WILL PERSIST ACROSS ALL GRID BOXES. WINDS WILL THEN BEGIN TO EASE ON THE 28TH AS THE LARGE HIGH BEGINS TO MOVE SE'WARD AND WEAKEN SOME ACROSS THE CENTRAL SOUTH ATLANTIC THROUGH THE 29TH.

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CHARLIE VICINITY FORECAST:
26/06 GMT: WINDS ESE-SSE 06-15KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS ESE-SSE 4-6FT (8SEC).
SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM E @ 0.5KTS.
26/18 GMT: WINDS ESE-SSE 08-17KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS ESE-SSE 3-6FT (9SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM NE @ 0.3KTS.
27/06 GMT: WINDS ESE-SSE 04-13KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS SE-S/MIXED/NW 3-6FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.
27/18 GMT: WINDS SE-S 05-14KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS S-SW/MIXED/NW 4-7FT (9SEC). SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM ESE @ 0.2KTS.
28/06 GMT: WINDS ESE-SSE 06-15KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS S-SW 5-8FT (9SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM ESE @ 0.2KTS.
28/18 GMT: WINDS ESE-SSE 06-15KTS. SEAS 1-2 SWELLS S-SW 5-8FT (11SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM ESE @ 0.2KTS.

EXTENDED FORECAST: (CONTACT WRI FOR LATEST FORECAST)
29/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 08-17KTS. SEAS 1-2 SWELLS S-SW 5-7FT (11SEC).
SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ESE @ 0.2KTS.

DELTA VICINITY:
26/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 09-18KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS E-SE 4-6FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.3KTS.
26/18 GMT: WINDS E-SE 07-16KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS E-SE 5-7FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.
27/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 10-19KTS. SEAS 2-4 SWELLS E-SE/MIXED/SW 3-6FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.3KTS.
27/18 GMT: WINDS E-SE 08-17KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS S-SW/MIXED/E 4-7FT (9SEC). SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM NNE @ 0.1KTS.
28/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 08-17KTS. SEAS 2-4 SWELLS S-SW 5-7FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM NNE @ 0.1KTS.
28/18 GMT: WINDS E-SE 05-14KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS S-SW 4-7FT (9SEC). SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM NNE @ 0.1KTS.
29/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 07-16KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS S-SW 3-6FT (8SEC). SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM NNE @ 0.1KTS.

ECHO VICINITY:
26/06 GMT: WINDS ENE-ESE 12-21KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS E-SE 4-7FT (8SEC).
SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.3KTS.
26/18 GMT: WINDS E-SE 10-19KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS E-SE 5-7FT (9SEC). SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM NE @ 0.2KTS.
27/06 GMT: WINDS E-SE 09-18KTS. SEAS 2-4 SWELLS E-SE 5-7FT (9SEC). SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.3KTS.
27/18 GMT: WINDS ENE-ESE 07-16KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS E-SE 4-7FT (9SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.
28/06 GMT: WINDS ENE-ESE 07-16KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS E-SE 4-6FT (9SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.
28/18 GMT: WINDS ENE-ESE 08-17KTS. SEAS 1-3 SWELLS E-SE 4-6FT (9SEC).
SKIES PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.
29/06 GMT: WINDS ENE-ESE 08-17KTS. SEAS 2-3 SWELLS E-SE 3-6FT (8SEC).
SKIES MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHWRS/SQUALLS*. CURRENTS FROM ENE @ 0.2KTS.

* WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN SQUALLS



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