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Boating forecast for Whitehills

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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 14:15 Sunday 21 October (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 14:15 Sunday 21 October (Europe/London local time)

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Sun 21 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h10.30.10.314NSWSW:1517
10h20.70.20.64NWWW:1417
16h21.20.21.25NWWW:1923
22h21.40.31.46NWWW:2531
Low: 04:50 am (1.2 m); High: 10:50 am (3.1 m); Low: 05:00 pm (1.39 m); High: 10:50 pm (3.24 m);
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Mon 22 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.60.41.66NWWW:2531
10h21.40.41.46NWWW:2025
16h21.90.51.86NWWW:2735
22h22.30.82.27NWWW:2937
Low: 05:20 am (1.01 m); High: 11:30 am (3.29 m); Low: 05:30 pm (1.19 m); High: 11:30 pm (3.42 m);
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Tue 23 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h22.30.72.27NWWW:2937
10h22.20.72.17NWWW:2837
16h22.00.51.96NWNWW:2329
22h21.90.51.96NWNWW:2127
Low: 05:50 am (0.83 m); High: 12:00 pm (3.47 m); Low: 06:00 pm (1 m);
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Wed 24 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.50.41.56NWNWW:2025
10h21.60.51.56NWWW:2227
16h21.60.61.56NWWW:2127
22h21.60.71.56NWWW:2227
High: 12:00 am (3.59 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.68 m); High: 12:30 pm (3.62 m); Low: 06:30 pm (0.84 m);
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Thu 25 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.30.71.113NWW:2329
10h21.10.61.012NWW:1923
16h20.80.50.712NWW:1721
22h21.00.50.811NWNW:1721
High: 12:40 am (3.72 m); Low: 06:50 am (0.58 m); High: 01:00 pm (3.72 m); Low: 07:10 pm (0.73 m);
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Fri 26 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h21.20.41.25NWNWNW:2125
10h22.10.32.16NNWNW:2733
16h22.81.02.67NNWNW:2937
22h22.40.92.27NNNW:2229
High: 01:10 am (3.81 m); Low: 07:30 am (0.55 m); High: 01:40 pm (3.76 m); Low: 07:40 pm (0.65 m);
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Sat 27 OctRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h23.11.32.87NNN:2837
10h24.23.12.99NNN:3243
16h24.33.22.810NNNW:3039

Forecast updated at 14:15 Sunday 21 October (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Whitehills sea temperature: 13°C

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