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Boating forecast for Wight

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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 20:06 Tuesday 11 December (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 20:06 Tuesday 11 December (Europe/London local time)

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Tue 11 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h61.41.20.812W--N:34
9h61.51.20.911W--SE:46
15h61.10.80.812W--S:810
21h41.50.91.211WSSE:1519
High: 12:30 am (4.98 m); Low: 06:20 am (1.51 m); High: 12:40 pm (4.94 m); Low: 06:40 pm (1.3 m);
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Wed 12 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h31.60.91.212WSS:1519
9h22.01.41.412WSSE:1923
15h22.01.31.515WSESE:1823
21h22.31.51.813WSESE:2329
High: 01:10 am (4.84 m); Low: 07:00 am (1.69 m); High: 01:20 pm (4.77 m); Low: 07:20 pm (1.48 m);
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Thu 13 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.51.32.26SESESE:2531
9h22.61.52.26SESESE:2431
15h22.71.62.17SEEE:2227
21h22.71.91.913WEE:2125
High: 01:50 am (4.7 m); Low: 07:40 am (1.88 m); High: 02:00 pm (4.6 m); Low: 08:10 pm (1.68 m);
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Fri 14 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.52.01.516WEE:1519
9h22.42.01.215WEE:1417
15h32.21.91.115WESE:1012
21h31.91.60.914WSESE:1417
High: 02:40 am (4.56 m); Low: 08:30 am (2.06 m); High: 02:50 pm (4.43 m); Low: 09:00 pm (1.85 m);
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Sat 15 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.01.51.214WSS:1721
9h22.51.61.914WSS:2431
15h23.42.12.77SSS:2837
21h23.62.32.87SWSWS:2937
High: 03:40 am (4.45 m); Low: 09:30 am (2.2 m); High: 03:50 pm (4.3 m); Low: 10:00 pm (1.98 m);
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Sun 16 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.22.52.010WWW:2025
9h32.42.01.413WWSW:1114
15h32.41.91.412WWSW:1417
21h21.91.41.313WSWS:1821
High: 04:40 am (4.4 m); Low: 10:40 am (2.24 m); High: 05:00 pm (4.26 m); Low: 11:00 pm (2.01 m);
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Mon 17 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.91.62.47SWSWS:2735
9h23.12.02.58WWW:2431
15h22.81.82.18WWSW:2329

Forecast updated at 20:06 Tuesday 11 December (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Wight sea temperature: 13°C

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