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Boating forecast for Port of Ness

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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 07:29 Friday 19 January (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 07:29 Friday 19 January (Europe/London local time)

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Fri 19 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h12.12.00.613NWW:1619
9h11.91.80.513NWW:1519
15h12.01.90.613NWW:1621
21h11.91.80.614NWW:1619
Low: 02:10 am (1.02 m); High: 08:10 am (4.07 m); Low: 02:40 pm (0.88 m); High: 08:40 pm (3.76 m);
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Sat 20 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.91.80.714NNWNW:1417
9h31.61.50.713NNWNW:1012
15h41.61.40.712N--NW:912
21h51.31.10.612N--W:56
Low: 02:40 am (1.02 m); High: 08:50 am (4.07 m); Low: 03:10 pm (0.86 m); High: 09:10 pm (3.75 m);
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Sun 21 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h41.21.10.511NSESE:1114
9h31.31.10.711NSESE:1923
15h21.61.01.211NSESE:2633
21h21.40.81.210NSSW:1923
Low: 03:20 am (1.07 m); High: 09:20 am (4.05 m); Low: 03:50 pm (0.88 m); High: 09:50 pm (3.69 m);
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Mon 22 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.20.80.812NWSWSW:2431
9h21.41.20.814NWWW:2633
15h21.91.61.113NWW:2937
21h21.51.30.813NWWSW:2025
Low: 04:00 am (1.16 m); High: 10:00 am (3.98 m); Low: 04:30 pm (0.96 m); High: 10:30 pm (3.61 m);
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Tue 23 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h21.51.10.912NWWW:2937
9h21.51.11.012NWWW:2633
15h21.61.40.814NSWS:2127
21h22.11.51.514NSWS:3243
Low: 04:40 am (1.28 m); High: 10:50 am (3.86 m); Low: 05:20 pm (1.08 m); High: 11:30 pm (3.5 m);
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Wed 24 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.42.21.015NWSW:2837
9h23.02.61.516NSWSW:3749
15h23.43.01.516NSWSW:4052
21h23.32.91.416NSWSW:3850
Low: 05:30 am (1.41 m); High: 11:40 am (3.72 m); Low: 06:10 pm (1.21 m);
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Thu 25 JanRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.62.41.116NWSW:2837
9h22.32.11.015NWW:2837
15h23.73.31.713NNWNW:3547

Forecast updated at 07:29 Friday 19 January (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Port of Ness sea temperature: 9°C

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