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Adriatic East

Adriatic East




Bora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially violent where mountains fall steeply to the coast. Winds from the SE, S, and SW sometimes blow with great force and cause rough seas along the E side of the Adriatic Sea.

Rijeka - Zadar

During spring and summer, moderate SE and N winds prevail. The former is accompanied by rain squalls and lasts generally two or three days. The N wind brings good weather and is encountered at night, sometimes beginning about 2 hours before sunrise, then ceasing at sunrise. During summer, SSW or WNW breezes are usual during daylight.

In autumn and winter, the bora is the most violent wind encountered, enduring often for two or three days. In the S part of the area it is more moderate than in the N part, where, in Tihi Kanal and its vicinity, it can achieve hurricane force. The sciroccoin winter is also strong and is accompanied by continuous rain. The libeccio is also encountered in severe force for a few hours, declining in velocity but continuing thereafter with mist and rain for long periods

The winds and weather in Velebitski Kanal and in Mali Kvarneric are those prevailing generally in the Gulf of Quarnaro. The high land of the NE shore of Velebitski Kanal produces violent bora squalls rendering navigation dangerous, especially since there are few tolerable anchorages. Small vessels usually hug the NE shore so that refuge can be obtained quickly in its coves and never remain underway at night during winter.

The bora blows violently in Mali Kvarneric but shelter can be found at times to leeward of some of the islands.
 The scirocco blows stronger in the N part of Mali Kvarneric than in the S.

The summer land breeze blows from the E and the sea breeze blows from the NW. Often in place of the sea breeze there are variable light airs and calms, most particularly in the S part of Mali Kvarneric. Calms are rare near Ostrvo Rab, where local variable winds are frequent.

Split - Dubrovnik

Along this part of the coast, the bora blows with violence, especially close to the mainland, attaining its greatest force off Uvala Vrulja, at the E end of Bracki Kanal. The whole of Splitski Kanal and its entrance channels, as well as the S shore of Ostrvo Brac, are swept with strong bora winds. An indication of an arriving bora is the formation over the coastal peaks of white clouds, from which radiate small plumes.
In general, the bora blows more steadily and with less force in the vicinity of Ostrvo Vis than leeward of Ostrvo Hvar and the mainland. It is presaged a few hours by the formation, on the NE horizon, of white cumulus over a bank of dark compact clouds. When the sky becomes lead-colored, it indicates a violent bora accompanied by gusts of hurricane force, which last briefly. With this indication present, the first violent gusts from the N or NNE are preceded by a brief period of calm.
The sirocco blows fresh through the channels between the islands and brings fog. It is forecast by the formation of clouds on the mountain summits of the mainland and principal islands; frequently the atmosphere becomes so clear that vessels can sight Promontorio del Gargano. The scirocco and the libeccio cause high seas and strong ebb tidal currents near Rt Movarand on the W sides of the islands.
In summer, the night land breeze from the E, and the day breeze from the NW or W, becomes established near the mainland coast.

Montenegro - Albania

Along this coast the sirocco and the bora, which is forecast by the formation of masses of white clouds above or behind the mountains, are most prevalent during the autumn and winter months. The mistraele is the prevailing wind during the summer months and SW winds frequently attain considerable force and set up high seas. Land and sea breezes, alternating with great regularity, prevail during the summer months and frequently cause a rather heavy sea.
In general, the prevailing wind in the winter is from the NNW through N to NNE although SE and SW winds are frequent. During the summer the prevailing wind is from the WNW through N to NE, and SE and SW winds are rare.
In the winter along the NW coast of Pellg i Drinit the NE bora is severe and most frequent and alternates with the sirocco, a SE wind, which is more frequent in the autumn than in the winter. The sirocco is often accompanied by thick weather, making approach to the ports difficult.

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Winds:Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura (bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to south along the coast. For example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice ...
19 Aug 11


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8 Aug 11


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12 Apr 11

Otoci Skoji Korcula

Skoji is a group of islands in Korcula Archipelago, located in Peljesac Channel in Croatia. There are all together 19 small islands that form this archipelago. Their names are : Badija, Kamenjak, Gojak, Planjak, Vrnik, Majsan, Majsanic, Gubavac, Knezic, Bisace, Sutvara, Stupe, Baretica, ...
15 May 11

Zaliv Klek Neum

The narrow sea from Zaliv Klek Neum is 4 NM long and lies at the NE channel Malog Stone. It is surrounded by mountains and is inserted between Rt Rep Kleka and Rt Meded.
Depths exceeding 20 meters in most cases. There are several anchorages.
The SE part and W peninsula ...
3 May 11

Luka Trpanj Peljesak

Trpanj is a small town on the north shore of the peninsula Peljesac in the Neretva channel, at the foot of Mt. vrh Velji (474 m) and Viter (629 m).
This is the most famous tourist destination on the northern coast of Peljesac.
It is connected to a service Ploce Ferry.
The ...
28 Apr 11

Otocic Badija Korcula

Badija is one of the largest island in the Korcula archipelago.
It is situated on the east side of Korcula Old Town , about twenty minutes boat ride from Korcula's harbour. It cover the area one square km and is covered by dense maquis pine and cypress trees. Badija was ...
14 May 11

Luka Orebic Peljesac

Orebic is situated on the southwestern part of the Peljesac peninsula at the bottom of the hill of St. Ilija.
The port is located to the W of the city.
Beware Ferries moored at the end of the main breakwater. The port must not be approached by strong winds from S or W.
Once ...
26 Apr 11

Otok Vrnik Korcula

The small inhabited island of Korcula Vrnik is separated by a channel about 0.1 nm wide by 5 m deep.
A hamlet northwest of the island has a small jetty where you can dock by 8 m.
Good shelter except the SE.
No service.
Approaching from the NW Jezevica kanal, attention ...
16 May 11

Luka Badija

The mooring and dock are Badija S of the island.
We can not approach the E by the passage between the islands and Badija Planjak. This shallow, rocky passage is blocked by tags.
The safest approach and easiest way is via the N, the channel between Badija and Korcula. Is the ...
14 May 11

Uvala Divna Peljesac

Small bay open to the N, easily identifiable by the small island Divna, located northwest of the entrance to the bay.
We pass N of the island and anchor by 5 to 14 m.
28 Apr 11

Uvala Tatinja Korcula

Uvala Tatinja is separated from Uvala Prvi Zal to E, with a small pointe.Elle PLGA has a bottom and a dam that houses the BN.
We anchor by 6 m in front of the entrance to the small port, or 4 m in the harbor.
Good protection from W to E through S.
16 May 11

Otok Sipan

It is the largest and most populated island of the group Elafiten. It rises to 234 m at its N and a prominent hill rises 224 m NW of the SE end.
Ruda is a small island that is 0.5 M SE of the NE extremity of the island and Misnjaka, 13 m high, lies close off the NW extremity.
16 Apr 11

Uvala Crkvice Peljesak

Before a small port village.
We Can moor along the wharf.
Port open to the NE.
28 Apr 11

Luka Korcula

Korcula is a medieval town which, like most coastal towns, is fortified.
Has been constructed on a plan shaped herringbone around the main street.
Korcula is also known to house (according to legend) the house that saw Marco Polo.The ferry port is located on the E side of town. ...
12 May 11

Marina Lumbarda Korcula

The marina is located SE of uvala Prvi Zal, at the entrance of the bay.
Beware shoal located SW of the breakwater.
90 B.
Tel: +385 71 020 24 89
Fax: +385 71 020 24 79
It docks where there is room.
16 May 11

ACI Korcula marina

ACI marina is in the Eastern part of Korkula, in front of the old Korkul.
When approaching from Hvar, through the Pelješki Channel the red lighthouse can be used as a way point. The marina comes in sight after rounding that lighthouse and the whole peninsula, which can be identified ...
12 May 11

Uvala Prvi Zal Lumbarda

Uvala Prvi Zal, faces the island Gubavac on the NE coast of O. Korcula has a marina. Basically there is a beach.
We anchor by 3 to 5 m SE of the bay.
Attention to the rock and the shallow area extending to the middle of the bay, indicated with a green tag without fire.
Good protection.
16 May 11

Uvala Rascisce (Porto Bufalo) Korcula

The bay is lined with houses located in SW O. Vrnik, O. Korcula.
Careful not to anchor near the entrance (cable).
We anchored SW of the entrance between 5 and 3 / 4 m deep.
16 May 11

Luka Lucica Duba Peljesac

At E Rt Duba, the small port of Duba Lucica offers good shelter.
The approach is safe. The village of Duba has a remarkable church.
Moor at one of the quays along the space available.
Exposed to the NW.
27 Apr 11

Uvala Banja Korcula

Zrnovska Banja is a small tourist village located in the bay of the same name in the north-east of the island of Korcula, 4 km from the town of Korcula and 2 km from Zrnovo.
Big Bay, isolated and closed is especially popular with windsurfers and the entire Dalmatian coast is one ...
13 May 11

Uvala Vrbovica Korcula

The entrance to the bay is easily identifiable by the red tag on the shoal located in the NE of the tip Vrbonica. Can pass between the tag and the tip but it is better to switch to the N of the beacon, giving a wide berth.
We anchored in one of two arms of the bay, between 6-4 ...
22 May 11

Trstenik Peljesac

The Trstenik port is located at N  Zaton Zuljana at the bottom of a hill covered with vines.
The breakwater Trstenik has a fire at its end (metal painted in red). A chapel is located across from the breakwater.
We moore on to the breakwater or pier or anchored in the middle ...
5 May 14

Uvala Sreser Peljesac

Sreser is a hamlet  in the central part of the Peljesac Peninsula on Malo More, 4 km north of Drace.
The islets of Goljak, Srednjak and Gospin Skolj and the cliff Bililo are off the coast.This bay is open from N to SE through E. We can anchor by day, by 8 to 11 m.
29 Apr 11
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Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
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Adriatic West

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18 Feb 11


Located NE of Italy the Veneto region is bounded by the SW  Emilia Romagna  and NE by Slovenia.
Punta della Maestra is the E end of the mouth of the Po, which takes the name of the Po della Pila branch. It has little depth and no relief, ...
16 Jul 12
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