What Is The Wind Forecast For Sunday?

October 17, 2015

[Updated] The first day of America’s Cup racing was cancelled today [Oct 17] due to low winds, however according to multiple weather sources, tomorrow is predicted to have higher winds, with most forecasts suggesting that Sunday will have at least double the wind that today did.

The organisers said, “Racing has been abandoned for the day, setting up a Super Sunday with more points on offer than ever before on a day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, with up to three races on the schedule.”

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The lack of racing today resulted in the television and app broadcast featuring replays of the racing in Portsmouth earlier this year, with just a few short showings of Bermuda, with the commentators mentioning the race delay due to lack of wind.

Although ‘Mother Nature’ will have the final say, weather forecasts for tomorrow do seem more promising, with four sources — the Bermuda Weather Service, Weather Underground, Windfinder and Weather.com — all predicting higher winds for tomorrow than they did for today.

A comparison showing forecasts, as of 5.00pm today, from the four weather services is below:

Today:

  • BWS: Winds variable light
  • BWS Marine: Winds variable 5 knots, settling southwesterly 5 to 10 knots late tonight
  • Weather Underground: Wind at 4mph
  • Weather.com: Wind at 4mph
  • Windfinder: 2-5 knots

Tomorrow:

  • BWS: Winds light to moderate
  • BWS Marine: Winds 8 to 12 knots, veering NW by noon, increasing NNW 12 to 18 knots by evening.
  • Weather Underground: Wind at 15 mph
  • Weather.com: Wind at 15mph
  • Windfinder: 8-14 knots

Chart from Windfinder

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Update Oct 18, 11.05am: There is a definitely more wind today than there was yesterday, and a video showing flags blowing in the wind this morning is below

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  1. Couch Sailor says:

    Someone should have told the wether service that we had these races on today so they could have arranged a bit more wind today.

  2. Contrary to what many wish to believe, “Mother Nature” will have its way…May tomorrow offer everyone far more winds and Bermuda the opportunity to shine!

    • Why / how can anyone oppose wanting this event to be successful if they aren’t bias and want to make a political statement?

      • It was absolutely great seeing this regatta get off in-spite of the weather hold-ups :-) Bermuda is now officially on the, “Map”. The waters, homes etc. all looked Berm-u-da-ful!

  3. Happy Onion says:

    Hope so!

  4. sage says:

    Double zero knots?

  5. Some Beach says:

    With cloud comes wind…how much would you like?…If i had a say it would be as you require.