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Rumba 25-02-2012 14:38

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Hi Double Whiskey,
My boat is in Preveza at present, I was planning on returning back to sail the Corinth Cut and across to Mamaris Turkey to haul out for 6 months. Know I will be working through till about mid October, can easily shoot back to the boat and do that trip through say end of November. Just wondering if that famous Meltami winds hold through till about when? Have heard the wind will swing to the south after that. Any knowledge would be great for a late Oct-Nov run to Turkey from Preveza. RUMB

yeloya 25-02-2012 14:51

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Hi Rumba,

Generally speaking Meltemi dies by the end of October latest mid november. Then, it's generally quite. After November but rather in December southerly may come but the wind is still predominantly from north/northeast and they may be quite strong. Southerlies are more dangereous because they make lot of swells and most of the anchorage on yr way are not sheltered to southerlies.
November in general is not a bad month though.
Cheers
Yeloya

Rumba 25-02-2012 18:18

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Thanks Yeloya,
For the info of the Nov weather, if those southerlies look to be in from Coritn cut/Poros might stay a little more from there and cut down on the Turkey side.
Cheers RUMBA>

jckb 26-02-2012 03:52

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rumba (Post 895539)
Hi Double Whiskey,
My boat is in Preveza at present, I was planning on returning back to sail the Corinth Cut and across to Mamaris Turkey to haul out for 6 months. Know I will be working through till about mid October, can easily shoot back to the boat and do that trip through say end of November. Just wondering if that famous Meltami winds hold through till about when? Have heard the wind will swing to the south after that. Any knowledge would be great for a late Oct-Nov run to Turkey from Preveza. RUMB

The first of the autumn unsettled weather periods (batches of thunderstorms) start around mid or late September, and this is also the period when the meltemi becomes much less frequent. By late October, periods of unsettled weather are more frequent, occupying a day or three once every week or two. Sometimes the associated thunderstorms are big enough to generate tornados.

This is your main autumn threat. And yes, as a thunderous low approaches, strong southerlies may blow.

These periods of unsettled weather are well forecast. If you look at the Europe cloud cover pages on ncmr.gr ("animate")you can see the lows rolling westwards through the Mediterranean. Avoid sailing in the low cloud and heavy precipitation periods! Weather patterns are described on my site.

jckb 26-02-2012 10:32

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jckb (Post 895897)
These periods of unsettled weather are well forecast. If you look at the Europe cloud cover pages on ncmr.gr ("animate")you can see the lows rolling westwards through the Mediterranean. Avoid sailing in the low cloud and heavy precipitation periods! Weather patterns are described on my site.

Sorry, the link got scrambled, it should have been:
Poseidon System

DoubleWhisky 25-05-2014 14:09

Tips for Greece
 
Just wanted to celebrate my 1000-th post, by making it in this thread, first ever started by me on CF.
I think it was good thread, going for over a year, and with many views.

Who knows, may be it is worth reviving?

Our members, siling Greek waters on permanent or almost permanent basis can surely share a lot of good advice here :)

Cheers to everybody,

Tomasz

chook 10-01-2019 08:54

Re: Tips for Greece
 
Hi all, found some interesting info in this thread. We are currently in Kos, have spent time in Lindos (Rhodes) anchorage, beautiful spot! Panormitis (Symi), Pedi (Symi) and Symi harbour. Now in Kos and are nearly ready to cross the Cyclades. Thought I would share some videos of the above for those interested, Greece is amazing and hope that if you get the chance visit. I found Panormitis the safest anchorage even in 50 knot winds anchor held strong. Hope it helps :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08dHk3I0erw Lindos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-jEnJ2ozcs Panormitis and Pedi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4c0DcUd8Ic Panormitis and Symi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpkA8EopCsk Panormitis and Kos


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