ARC Portugal Weather 04 June 2018
|Weather: Plymouth to Bayona
The low is close to Cape Finisterre with the remains of a front and band of cloud with rain west of Brest. This is giving light variable wind under the clouds which will move slowly south through today with a NE wind filling in behind. A small low is then expected to form mid Biscay to the east of the route tomorrow.
Expected wind (times UTC, wind speed in knots); gusts are likely to be 1/3rd greater than the average and stronger with squalls/thunder.
06-1200 N-NE increasing 8-13 then 13-18 by the end of the period. Rain at times
12-1800 N-NE 13-18 increasing 15-20 with a band of stronger wind expected to fill in from the north probably 18-23.
18-2400 N-NE mainly 18-23; lighter to the east of the route and stronger to the north.
Visibility moderate occasionally poor. Showers and longer periods of rain
00-0600 N-NE mainly 15-20 but stronger probably 20-25 with rain.
06-1200 N-NE 13-18 but lighter to the east
12-1800 N-NE backing NNW-NNE 13-18 (lighter to the east)
18-2400 NNW-NNE slowly easing 10-15
Visibility moderate occasionally poor; showers.
00-1200 N-NW 10-15 easing
12-2400 becoming light and variable around Finisterre.
Becoming S 13-18.
Notes: The stronger and steadier wind will be found to the west of the direct route; as the small low develops to the E of the route tomorrow the wind will be lighter and more variable if on the direct route or to the east of it.
Chris Tibbs Sailing Weather Ltd.