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.
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.
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
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.