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Boating forecast for Forties

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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 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

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Wed 24 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h12.81.62.38WNWNW:2127
10h12.51.32.18NWWW:2025
16h12.51.22.27WWW:2329
22h12.51.32.17WWW:2531
High: 02:40 am (2.56 m); Low: 08:40 am (0.6 m); High: 03:10 pm (2.63 m); Low: 09:00 pm (0.7 m);
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Thu 25 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h12.71.42.37WWW:2633
10h12.51.62.08NWNWNW:1721
16h22.41.61.89NWNW:810
22h22.11.21.79NWW:2125
High: 03:20 am (2.63 m); Low: 09:20 am (0.56 m); High: 03:40 pm (2.71 m); Low: 09:40 pm (0.6 m);
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Fri 26 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.21.02.06NWNWNW:2127
10h22.61.12.47NWNWNW:2633
16h23.61.83.28NNNW:2835
22h23.82.72.79NNN:2937
High: 03:50 am (2.67 m); Low: 09:50 am (0.54 m); High: 04:10 pm (2.77 m); Low: 10:20 pm (0.53 m);
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Sat 27 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h24.63.43.110NNN:3141
10h23.83.12.310NNN:2125
16h23.22.52.110NNN:1721
22h22.81.92.010NNN:2127
High: 04:30 am (2.68 m); Low: 10:30 am (0.57 m); High: 04:50 pm (2.78 m); Low: 11:00 pm (0.5 m);
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Sun 28 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h23.01.92.39NNN:2329
10h22.81.82.19NNN:2025
16h22.31.71.611NNN:1517
22h32.11.61.311NENE:78
High: 05:20 am (2.64 m); Low: 11:10 am (0.64 m); High: 05:30 pm (2.77 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.5 m);
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Mon 29 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h31.91.61.111NESE:1316
10h21.81.41.210NESE:1619
16h22.01.11.610NESE:2125
22h22.10.82.07EESE:2127
High: 06:10 am (2.56 m); Low: 12:00 pm (0.74 m); High: 06:20 pm (2.71 m);
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Tue 30 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.71.42.38EEE:2429
10h22.91.92.29EEE:2227
16h23.02.51.810EEE:1519

Forecast updated at 02:10 Wednesday 24 October (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Forties sea temperature: 12°C

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