Greetings and welcome aboard the CF
Pretty much anywhere in the Med', is a good summer sailing destination
The generally calm waters, and favourable climate of the Mediterranean
Sea, are ideal for sailing from April into November.
climate is generally confined to coastal zones, and is characterized by windy, mild, wet winters and relatively calm, hot, dry summers.
Air flow into the Mediterranean Sea is through gaps in the mountain ranges, except over the southern shores east of Tunisia
. Strong winds funnelled through the gaps lead to the high evaporation rates of summer, and the seasonal water
deficit of the sea.
The mistral, a cold, dry, northwesterly wind
, passes through the Alps-Pyrenees gap and the lower Rhône valley; the strong northeasterly bora passes through the Trieste gap; and the cold easterly levanter and the westerly vendaval pass through the Strait of Gibraltar
. Hot, dry, southeasterly winds, known locally as the Sirocco, frequently blow into the Mediterranean basin from the Sahara and the Arabian Peninsula as low-pressure centres traverse the sea in late winter and early spring. These winds reduce heat and moisture in the surface waters to a significant degree by evaporative cooling
; and this colder, denser surface water
MEDITERRANIAN WINDS (below)