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Every culture, region, or community have their own legends, beliefs and experience which help them establish when one season of the year ends, and another begins. The same goes for people whose livelihoods depend on nature. Better than anyone else, they have learned to predict the weather and recognize the shift of the seasons. This post talks about such people in the coastal region of Croatia.
According to long-term seasonal weather forecasts, this summer in the Adriatic will be exceptionally warm and sunny. This means that the weather will be substantially different from the last year’s weather, characterized by constant rains and bad temperatures. This news will satisfy all visitors who are planning to charter a yacht and sail the Croatian Adriatic!
Lighthouses are fascinating places, not just because of their function, but also because of their solitude. Living in a lighthouse may seem as an interesting feat, but it is not always quiet, relaxing and simple. Here is a story about a child who got ill on a lighthouse, and who could not be helped by the public services because of a terrible storm.
GRIB, GRIdded Binary or General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form is a weather forecasting model, especially useful if you are planning a long route. It is a simple and user friendly display of current state and forecast for a certain sailing area. There is a wide range of navigation programs using the available GRIB formats.
A skipper has to have a basic knowledge of meteorology, especially when it comes to long distance sailing. The Aladin model, published every day at 6 a.m. by Croatian national Meteorological and Hydrological Service, was launched in 1990 by Meteo-France in order to get a reliable forecast for smaller areas. Aladin is really helpful and many skippers rely on it.