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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 02:07 Thursday 13 December (Europe/London local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:07 Thursday 13 December (Europe/London local time)

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Thu 13 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h12.71.22.46SESESE:2735
9h12.81.42.57SESESE:2633
15h12.81.52.37SEEE:2431
21h12.51.71.914WEE: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
3h12.31.81.416WEE:1519
9h22.21.91.215WEE:1316
15h32.21.91.115WEE:1012
21h21.91.61.014WSESE:1519
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
3h22.11.41.513WSESE:1923
9h22.81.42.46SSESE:2937
15h23.42.02.77SSS:2633
21h23.62.12.97SSS:3039
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
3h23.62.62.59WWW:2633
9h22.71.82.010WWW:2025
15h22.51.91.610WWSW:1821
21h22.31.51.713WWW:2025
High: 04:40 am (4.4 m); Low: 10:40 am (2.24 m); High: 05:00 pm (4.25 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
3h22.51.71.812WWW:1721
9h21.91.51.312WWW:1316
15h22.21.71.412WWSW:1619
21h22.11.41.613WSWS:2025
High: 05:40 am (4.44 m); Low: 11:40 am (2.15 m); High: 06:00 pm (4.33 m);
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Tue 18 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.01.92.39WSWS:2431
9h24.02.63.08SSS:3445
15h24.73.43.28SSS:3243
21h23.22.12.48SWSWSW:2633
Low: 12:10 am (1.93 m); High: 06:40 am (4.56 m); Low: 12:40 pm (1.95 m); High: 07:00 pm (4.49 m);
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Wed 19 DecRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.42.52.49WSWSW:2431
9h23.12.12.310WSWSW:2431
15h23.22.32.312WSWSW:2227

Forecast updated at 02:07 Thursday 13 December (Europe/London local time)

Current sea temperature

Wight sea temperature: 12°C

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