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Boating forecast for Sandwood 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 21:23 Wednesday 20 October (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 21:23 Wednesday 20 October (Europe/London local time)

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Wed 20 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h12.61.22.39WSWSW:3039
10h12.71.32.37SWWSW:2735
16h13.82.92.510NNN:2127
22h14.13.22.611NNNW:2431
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Thu 21 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h15.14.22.711NNN:2633
10h14.73.92.512NNNW:2229
16h14.53.62.813NNWW:2937
22h14.73.72.811SENWNW:2837
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Fri 22 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h13.93.22.311SNWNW:1923
10h13.62.92.111SNWNW:1619
16h13.12.61.611S--NW:910
22h12.72.31.312N--S:810
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Sat 23 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.52.21.213NSSE:1014
10h32.31.91.213NSESE:1012
16h32.31.71.512NSS:1114
22h23.01.92.39WSWS:2025
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Sun 24 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h32.41.41.99WSWSW:1114
10h22.61.12.47SWSWSW:2531
16h22.61.32.28SWSWS:2125
22h22.82.11.814WSWS:1316
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Mon 25 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.92.31.614WSWSW:1925
10h22.72.21.713WSWSW:2125
16h22.62.11.513WWW:1517
22h22.62.11.613WWSW:1721
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Tue 26 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.62.01.612WWSW:1923
10h22.51.81.712WSSE:1216
16h23.11.92.59WSWSW:2835

Forecast updated at 21:23 Wednesday 20 October (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Sandwood Bay sea temperature: 12°C

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