General Conditions
April – May: occasional showers, temperatures from 22-28 C. Winds generally NW F3-4 (10-20 Knots, sometimes up to 25 Knots). June - August – sunny, blue skies every day, temperature from 26 - 30 C. Winds generally NW F3-4 (10-20 Knots).
Sept – Oct: occasional showers (rain possible in late Oct). Winds generally NW F3-4 (10-20 Knots), but can be stronger in Oct (up to F 5-6).
The popularity of the Croatian coast as a sailing destination lies as much in the ideal climate as in the beauty of its shores and variety of sailing conditions. The sunny Adriatic enjoys an average of 315 cloudless days per year. During the most popular chartering season, May through November, blue skies and warm weather prevail. Summers are warm and dry whereas winters are very mild with short spells of rain as in the Balearics or Corsica. Sailors must however be careful as the weather can change very quickly.

Here are the dominant winds in Croatia:
* The Bora: A dry, cold wind. As it is a north-easterly, it mainly blows from the east coast of the Adriatic from land to sea. It brings fine weather. Because of the configuration of the land it blows locally with varying force and from various directions ranging from N to ENE. The relief of the east of the Adriatic causes the local boras to blow in strong gusts and to begin unexpectedly. The force of the Bora may vary from a light breeze to more intense.
* The Sirocco: A warm, humid wind blowing from ESE to SSE. It blows the entire length of the Adriatic coast and brings rough seas. The sky thickly clouds and there is almost always prolonged rain. It reaches its greatest force in the South Adriatic. It can blow at any time of the year. On average it blows at force 16-20 knots.
* The Maestral: By day the land surface gets more heated than the surface of the sea and as a result air currents begin to rise up from the land and at a certain distance are drawn down towards the sea thus causing land-sea circulation. The maestral is usually characterized by white cumulus clouds denoting fine weather. Begins usually to blow between 9 and 10 a.m. and reaches its maximum force about 2.00 pm. It always dies away before sunset. Its usual force is approx. 16-20 knots.

Historical Weather (Averages by month):


Month

°F Max

°F Min

°C Max

°C Min

Ave Precip (in)

Ave Precip (mm)

Ave Water Temp (°F)

Ave Water Temp (°C)

Ave Wind Speed

January

46

34

8

1

3.7

95

57

14

6

February

50

36

10

2

3.4

86

57

14

6

March

54

39

12

4

3.5

89

57

14

9

April

61

46

16

8

3.2

82

57

14

9

May

70

54

21

12

2.7

69

63

17

8

June

77

59

25

15

2.9

74

70

21

5

July

82

63

28

17

1.8

46

75

24

5

August

82

63

28

17

2.5

64

77

25

5

September

77

57

25

14

3.0

75

73

23

5

October

66

50

19

10

4.0

102

68

20

5

November

57

43

14

6

5.3

134

63

17

5

December

50

37

10

3

5.0

127

59

15

5

 

Tides
In the Eastern Mediterranean, the tidal range is very small: 30 cm to 60 cm (one to two feet depending on location) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds.

Weather Forecast
When you arrive at the base, we will provide you with a weather forecast for the next 24 hours.  Harbour Offices receive a weather forecast regularly; this is the best and most reliable source of weather information. On your VHF watch channels you can follow the transmitting time of meteorological reports, and navigation warnings.  This information is broadcast by mainland radio station.
Split Area:
Channels ………….. 73
Times …………... 05.45; 12.45; 19.45
Dubrovnik Area:
Channels ………….. 4, 7, 85
Times …………... 06.25; 13.20; 21.20
Weather forecasts are in Croatian and English. In high season it is in Italian. If you cannot obtain a weather forecast, you can contact The Moorings Customer Service.

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