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Boating forecast for Bainakeil Bay

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 20:26 Friday 21 September (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 20:26 Friday 21 September (Europe/London local time)

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Fri 21 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h31.41.10.910N--W:1114
10h21.81.21.311NNN:1823
16h21.81.31.311NNWW:2025
22h21.61.21.012NWW:2329
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Sat 22 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.51.20.912NEWW:2937
10h21.81.41.213NENWNW:2025
16h22.11.81.112NENWNW:1923
22h32.42.11.012NENNW:1214
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Sun 23 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h32.32.01.012NE--W:810
10h32.22.00.912NE--W:78
16h32.22.00.912NE--NW:1316
22h32.42.20.912NE--NW:710
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Mon 24 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h32.42.30.913NEWW:1012
10h22.52.30.913NEWW:1823
16h22.22.00.913NEWW:2229
22h21.91.80.713NEWW:2431
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Tue 25 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.61.40.713NEWW:2227
10h21.51.40.512NEWSW:1925
16h21.51.50.513NSWSW:2531
22h21.41.30.412SWWSW:3343
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Wed 26 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.31.20.515SWWSW:2837
10h21.21.10.413SWW:1619
16h21.21.10.614SWWW:1821
22h21.31.20.615SWW:2125
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Thu 27 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.71.50.816SWNWW:2127
10h21.61.40.915SNWW:2227
16h21.61.31.014SWNWW:2025

Forecast updated at 20:26 Friday 21 September (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Bainakeil Bay sea temperature: 13°C

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