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MarkJ 10-10-2010 13:50

'Be South of Finisterre by October 15th'
I read in Lin and Larry Pardeys book European Adventure they heard some folklore to be south of Cape Finisterre before the 15th of October.

Now have a look at PassageWeather (et al) and look at the North Atlantic.

That area is coppin' a bit now. But by this weekend it looks like it will be copping a real pasting.

anjou 10-10-2010 13:54

A good ridge of high will prevail for much of the week. over ireland and uk. Thats all I need to know.

bvimatelot 10-10-2010 15:10

Its a sensible bit of folk-lore in that after that date you arfe much more likely to get hit with bad weather to the North as the European season is getting pretty wintry. However, common-sense applies and one must also use the extensive weather checking facilities that are obtainable for that area! Tony

goboatingnow 10-10-2010 16:13

From my painful experience even 15 of oct is too late too close to the equinox. I'd suggest 15 th sept as a be gone date from that area


J Ventura 10-10-2010 16:29

It will be very rough these coming days , the airports in the Azores are all closed, courtesy of Hurricane Otto , who I just met as a Tropical Storm on my way to Tortola.

As to Finisterre , I have crossed Biscay in January and December and sometimes nothing much happened ... and I have been through gales there in the Summer. It's like the insurance clause "has to be North of Cape Hatteras by the 15th of June" or something. A probabilities game.

donradcliffe 10-10-2010 16:36

Mark, what do you care--you're already down in the Canaries, (which was a smart move). Planning to go north now??

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