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General situation on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 00:00 UTC

General situation on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 00:00 UTC

Anticyclone 1039 hPa at 45 north and 27 west, slowly shifting east.

Stormy depression 1012 hPa at the Canary Islands, stationary. ITCZ at the 6 north.

Forecasts for the day of Wednesday, November 8, 2017:

Ultime Class: Heading southwest to south

Good descent south, the sea is settling down a bit, the north-westerly swell is diminishing.

Northerly wind blowing at 20/25 knots will accompany them all day.

Multi 50, IMOCA: the gybing game.

During the descent south, it will be necessary to refine their trajectory.

The goal is to keep the pressure without going to look too much for it around the Canaries, where a stormy depression is active.

The sea is complicated: crossed, and the road is strewn with stormy squalls.

Class 40

Downwind with a north to northeast diet, a difficult cross sea around Cape Finisterre.

Trend for the day of Thursday, November 9, 2017

The trade winds are softening for the race leader, behind that, north-west of the Canaries there are strong winds from the north-east, gusting up to 40 knots. Caution will be required in this unstable area.

 

Richard SILVANI

Météo France