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Re: Adriatic Sea and Venice
I have sailed the eastern Adriatic. You need to be careful that time of year-especially if you are not experienced. The weather changes quite dramatically that time of yea rinthe Adriatic. The risk of experiencing a Tremontana or a Burra (Bora) is high. A Tremontana is less intense and comes from the North. A Burra (Boro) is more intense and comes from the NorthEast. When a Bora occurs there is a likelyhood of white-out conditions. A Burra creates a lot of fines sea mist causing light scattering. The results in being able differentiate the sea from the sky--it is different from being in fog.
I got hit with a Tremontana in 2006. Winds were 50+Knots. Luckily I recognized it early and took my vessel into Hvar early. Unfortunately just 2 hours later, several boats capsized and sank.
Here is some info on the weather:
Wind of the World: Bora - Weather UK - weatheronline.co.uk
Weather in Adriatic area
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Last edited by Yamsailor; 05-02-2013 at 12:30 PM.