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Old 02-08-2015, 09:12   #1
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TRADEWIND SEASONS IN THE cARABEANS

Hello sailing friends Although tradewinds in the Carabeans are predominatly blowing from East, are there seasons when they are more likely backing North East, or veering South East ?
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:25   #2
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Re: TRADEWIND SEASONS IN THE cARABEANS

Yes, in the winter they tend to be more NE (and stronger) and in the summer more SE (and not as strong), at least in the E Carib. But this is a tendency, not a "rule".

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Re: TRADEWIND SEASONS IN THE cARABEANS

Similar seasonal shift in the NW Carib.

Panama is unusual in that E Panama has a definate tradewinds season from about Dec-Jan thru May-June. Strong trades normally blow during this time and then winds go light and variable for the remaining months. W Panama winds tend to be light and variable all year.

Also see Pilot Charts for trends by month.
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