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Sunday forecast

10 August 2019 Weather


Issued at 1530 Saturday 10thAugust 2019

Low pressure will dominate the weather for Cowes Week 2019. A very active low is moving out in the North Sea tonight so the Solent will be left in a south westerly gradient flow Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. The next Atlantic low is forecast to move into Ireland once again by Wednesday continuing the west to south westerly flow over the race areas throughout the week.

Sunday 11thAugust 2019

A blustery south westerly wind with plenty of sunshine and a low risk of squally showers. The south westerly gradient is forecast to decrease only slowly on Saturday evening and wind speeds from daylight on Sunday are likely be above 20 knots, 18 – 25 knot range. A slowly decreasing trend is expected but that may not be noticeable in the sailing wind until evening. There is some considerable disagreement in the models as to the surface wind speeds on the Solent tomorrow hence the wide range in table below. Any showers will be visible on the radar tomorrow morning ahead of race period.

1000-1200 16 – 24 gusting 25+ knots SW
1200-1400 16 – 24 gusting 25+ knots SW
1400-1600 16 – 24 gusting 25+ knots SW
1600-1800 16 – 24 gusting 25+ knots SW


Low pressure in control all week with a west to south westerly flow. There will be plenty of sunshine in between scattered showers and only a few bands of rain around fronts, mainly Wednesday.

Monday WNW – WSW 8 – 14 knots Occasional showers
Tuesday W – WSW 10 – 18 knots Bright & sunny
Wednesday SW 16 – 24 knots Next low & fronts bringing rain
Thursday & Friday W – SW 12 – 20 knots Dry & bright


Forecast updated on the Cowes Week app & at 00:15 past the hour on Cowes Radio 87.7fm.

Issued by Cowes Week Meteorologist Fiona Campbell at 15:30 10/08/2019

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