Back up on the eastern side
Zooming to The Scarlet Knight's track, we see the currents have turned to due east this morning, and we are starting the climb back up the eastern side of the U shaped trough.
Zooming out to the regional scale, we've plotted the HYCOM model currents (white arrows) over the Satellite sea surface temperature. HYCOM currents are lining up with the clear fronts in the SST image. A southern approach to Faial (thick yellow line) is clear in the imagery and HYCOM. The northern approach is developing in the satellite altimetry products. We'll be reaching the another decision point early next week. Right now we are less than 180 km from the Portuguese waters surrounding the Azores (thin yellow arc).