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07. English Channel & The Bay Of Biscay
All extracts courtesy of the MarineCall Guide
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  • In temperate latitudes, a wide variety of winds can be expected. Strong, moderate or light, they can come from any direction, most frequently from a westerly quadrant.

• Despite the fact that the forecastarrival of disturbances is generally quite dependable. An eye should be kept on their speed of progression.


• Particular attention should be paid to every depression coming from the south west. They are the least stable and can deepen very quickly.

• A north easterly wind blowing out of a cold anticyclone to the north of Europe, can last for several weeks in winter.