By James Clarke
The Atlantic Pilot Atlas offers a whole consultant to the elements of the North and South Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Now revised for the 5th version, it comprises climate forecasting, worldwide warming and typhoon avoidance info in addition to wind and present charts, wave heights, tropical cyclone tracks and transport routes. Any skipper considering an ocean crossing must be aware of what stipulations he's more likely to meet en course, so that it will plan a secure and cozy passage, and this ebook presents precisely what's wanted. forty especially drawn colour charts convey exact details at the winds, currents, gale frequencies, tough sea stipulations, storm tracks and advised crusing routes for every month of the yr for a majority of these oceans.
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Gales are rare among the islands. CURRENTS The islands lie in the path of the Canary Current/ North Equatorial Current, which flows fairly steadily through the islands in a SW'ly or WSW'ly direction. "lean nne is about i knot. VISIBILITY, RAI NFALL & TEMPERATURE Fog is rare here, but visibility can be se,·erely impaired by the dust haze which comes with a Hatmallan, from December to March. Not only is visibility CUt down, bU I the haze makes the estimation of diSlances very difficult, e'·en though the visibility might seem to be adequate.
And are outlined ~elow. TRADE WINO ROUTE TO THE CARIBBEAN This clllSsic trade wind passage was pioneefed tr, Colltmbus and has been used since me 15th century. Yadltsmen a-ossing to me WeS"l Indies usually dep¥1 from the Canary Islaoos. ahef uiling hom Northern Europe Of the Meditenanean. MIid hwricanes in the Caribbean. and in the open ocean. ln fact. hurricanes in NlJ'fflmberlend to form in mid·Caribbean. bUI the trade winds are steadief 18ter in Ihe season. and are not fully develOjled before mid-Novemllef.