Friday, June 10, 2016

WX update 10 June

Hello Bill and crew -

Glad to hear that you have come through the near gale in good shape. Respect for the North Atlantic is a good thing!

I am assuming that by the time you read this that the front will have passed, and winds will have shifted to WSW and dropped off to 20-25 knots or so. Seas will ease a little, but also become more confused with the wind shift and will likely run 6-8 feet through this evening and tonight. Winds overnight will drop back a bit more to 18-22 knots, still from the WSW.

WSW winds will continue through tomorrow, easing a bit more to 14-18 knots in the afternoon, but seas will continue in the 6-8 foot range although they will become less confused. Winds will veer to W tomorrow night, perhaps picking up a bit to 16-20 knots, then on Sunday winds will back to SW through the morning with speeds 15-19 knots before shifting to WNW and dropping off later in the day as a weak front moves quickly east.

Yet another fast moving but weak disturbance may push past the yacht early Monday on the approach to Dingle Bay with winds backing to SW ahead of it, then shifting to WNW behind it, but wind speeds remaining less than 20 knots except for a stray gust here and there.

A couple of showers are possible with the weak features on Sunday and Monday, but nothing heavy or of long duration.

Bottom line, you are in good shape the rest of the way, the worst conditions are behind you.

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