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Boating forecast for Brightlingsea

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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 13:55 Friday 30 October (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 13:55 Friday 30 October (Europe/London local time)

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Fri 30 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h10.40.00.43SWSWSW:1721
9h10.50.00.53SWSWSW:1619
15h20.30.00.33SWSWSW:1114
21h20.40.00.43SWSWSW:1721
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Sat 31 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h20.50.00.53SSS:1517
9h20.60.00.63SSS:2127
15h20.80.00.84SSSW:2227
21h20.50.00.54SSWSW:1619
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Sun 1 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h20.50.10.53SWSWSW:1923
9h20.60.00.63SSS:2431
15h20.50.10.53SWSWW:1823
21h20.40.00.43SWSWSW:1923
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Mon 2 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h20.80.10.84SSWSW:2329
9h20.60.00.64SSSW:3241
15h20.80.10.84SWSWSW:2229
21h20.60.00.64SWSWSW:2329
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Tue 3 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h20.70.10.74SWSWW:2025
9h20.40.00.44SWSWW:1517
15h30.10.10.113SWWW:912
21h40.00.00.013SEWW:910
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Wed 4 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h40.20.10.113SWW:910
9h60.00.00.013SEWNW:68
15h70.10.10.113SNN:56
21h70.00.00.013SENEN:68
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Thu 5 NovRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h70.10.10.012SNN:910
9h60.10.00.14NENENE:1014
15h50.20.10.212WNENE:1114

Forecast updated at 13:55 Friday 30 October (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Brightlingsea sea temperature: 14°C

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