Adriatic Sea Dalmatia wind



nautical sail guide for Adriatic Sea Dalmatia wind

– Weather wind, Croatia Dalmatia for sailing.

Bora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind

Bora is the name of the cold and

dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects

the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and

generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly

along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially violent where

mountains fall steeply to the coast. Winds from the SE, S, and

SW sometimes blow with great force and cause rough seas

along the E side of the Adriatic Sea.

Along this part of the coast, the bora blows with violence, especially

close to the mainland, attaining its greatest force off

Uvala Vrulja, at the E end of Bracki Kanal. The whole of

Splitski Kanal and its entrance channels, as well as the S shore

of island of Brac, are swept with strong bora winds. An indication

of an arriving bora is the formation over the coastal peaks

of white clouds, from which radiate small plumes.

In general, the bora blows more steadily and with less force

in the vicinity of island  Vis than leeward of island Hvar and

the mainland. It is presaged a few hours by the formation, on

the NE horizon, of white cumulus over a bank of dark compact


When the sky becomes lead-colored

When the sky becomes lead-colored, it indicates a violent

bora accompanied by gusts of hurricane force, which last briefly.

With this indication present, the first violent gusts from the

N or NNE are preceded by a brief period of calm.


wind strong bora


wind strong bora


Sirocco – Jugo

The sirocco blows fresh through the channels between the islands

and brings fog. It is forecast by the formation of clouds

on the mountain summits of the mainland and principal islands;

frequently the atmosphere becomes so clear that vessels

can sight Promontorio del Gargano. The scirocco and the libeccio

cause high seas and strong ebb tidal currents near Rt Movar

and on the W sides of the islands.


Sumer wind


In summer, the night land breeze from the E, Borin is week summer wind that blows at night and in the morning the first part of the continent to the sea in the coastal system airflow. The result is a more rapid cooling of land, which causes the ground layer of air over land becomes cooler than over the sea.

and the day

Maestral,  Mistral

breeze from the NW or W, It is an anabatic sea-breeze wind which blows in the summer when the east Adriatic coast gets warmer than the sea. In summer, the “Maestral” is the most common wind. By uniformly blowing in the same direction and due to its cooling effect, the “Maestral” has determined the building pattern of ancient Dalmatian streets. The city streets are open in the direction of the “Maestral” in order for the breeze to circulate through the town.Best wind for summer Sailing,Maestral blow from 12-14 hour to 18-20 hour. Mistral to fear unless blows before 10 o’clock in the morning, then it means the arrival of a summer storm that will be violent but brief. My recommendation is just to have a good anchor, if possible protected from westerly winds and away from neighboring boats, do not let no one cast anchor through your chain.



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