By David Cannon – Yacht Operations Manager
Weather Routing, Inc.
What does one think of when cruising in the Mediterranean during the summer? Warm, relaxing days? Exciting nightlife? Sure, these things and more are common, but how about weather? While the weather tends to be less active during the summer than in other times of the year, traveling in this part of the world does not come without its weather “pitfalls”. Whether it’s Levantes along the east coast of Spain or Mistrals in the south of France and Gulf du Lion, the weather can be quite volatile and changeable in the Mediterranean this time of year as well.
In this article, we will examine the various weather phenomena in the Mediterranean during the spring and summer months as well as the winds and seas these phenomena bring. Typical weather patterns will prove to be an important focus, and we will describe the warning signs to look for to make your cruise an enjoyable and pleasurable experience.
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