Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Navtex in the Mediterranean
Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
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We have been sailing activly on both sides of the Atlantic and agree regarding weather forecast problems in the Med. First of all, due to lots of formal and less legal activities Navtex is a good tool to keep track of maritime info published. Its in frequent but a good sources, weather forecast differs a lot in different Navtex areas so not to be the only source.
Regarding App based or grib based weather forecast we found Predict Wind reliable close to islands/shore, especially when you have big variations in altitude of mountains. We use Their.com and their Gribview high resolution forecasts that so far prooved to be one of the most relyable sources, we pay for a subsription. Othervise trying to access local national weatherservices is a good local source.
But the major rule of ours from weather forecast point of view is to check every day even if it the weather seems stable. The stability of wind direction and speed that is found in the East Caribbean is hard to find in the Med.
The wind phenomas like the Mistral, the Bora, Meltimi etc. are all pretty well communicated in the forecast so they not usually show up without a previous warning been sent out.
Good luck and enjoy the Med. its a wonderful cruising ground.
Ann-Sofie and Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila, SM #232
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