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Boating forecast for Little Minch

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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 21:12 Wednesday 25 May (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 21:12 Wednesday 25 May (Europe/London local time)

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Wed 25 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h11.20.21.24SSS:1621
10h21.10.31.15SWSWSW:1317
16h21.50.41.55WWW:2329
22h21.60.71.47WWW:1923
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Thu 26 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.60.91.47WWSW:1721
10h21.80.91.67WSWSW:2329
16h22.51.42.18WWW:2837
22h22.31.61.711WWW:2025
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Fri 27 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.21.51.612WWW:2229
10h22.31.61.712WNWNW:2329
16h21.91.41.312WNWNW:1519
22h31.51.11.111WNWNW:912
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Sat 28 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h31.40.91.011WNWNW:1214
10h31.20.70.910WNNE:1114
16h41.10.60.98NWNN:1012
22h41.20.51.08NNN:1114
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Sun 29 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h41.30.61.18NNN:1114
10h31.50.81.29NNN:1316
16h21.81.11.49NENN:1619
22h22.11.41.69NNN:1517
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Mon 30 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.21.51.69NNN:1519
10h22.11.41.59NNN:1619
16h22.01.31.59NNN:1619
22h31.91.21.59NNN:1316
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Tue 31 MayRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h41.71.11.38NNN:912
10h51.50.91.18NNNE:56
16h61.30.81.08NNE:810

Forecast updated at 21:12 Wednesday 25 May (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Little Minch sea temperature: 10°C

Sunrise and sunset for today

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