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Tortola Marine Weather #291337
11/18/2022 08:51 AM
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What is the best source for Tortola marine weather? I was looking and could only find weather out of USVI / Culebra. Is there another source for something more accurate /closer?

I am asking as I will be down for 7 days beginning next Monday. Last year, we got caught in 10+ FT swells between Jost and Tortola (wasnt very pleasant). This year, I have the kids and think the wife might actually kill me if that happens again. I am seeing out of USVI Small Craft Advisories for mid next week.

Thank for the help!

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Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291338
11/18/2022 09:15 AM
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Not a sailor, but I have found Windguru to be pretty accurate. Next Monday through Wednesday look like the kind of days we leave our boats attached to the dock: 30 mph winds from due east.

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: RatmansWife] #291339
11/18/2022 09:21 AM
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We use Windy premium. Has been the most accurate for us. I’d be finding someplace to be tucked in with winds like that….

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Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291341
11/18/2022 09:23 AM
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https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/beef_isl_tortola

https://marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=amz715#.Y3eUa3bMJ3j

to add to my friends suggestions....I guess the Xmas winds are in town. I assume you have the Xmas lights on RW?

Have a great holiday

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291342
11/18/2022 09:40 AM
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Hope to get lights up by mid December. Are you coming down?

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291344
11/18/2022 09:48 AM
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No...still need to get wife on board (figuratively and literally)...unitl then live vicariously through yours and others lives...

all good

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291346
11/18/2022 10:25 AM
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Thanks all, does look a little windy. Any experience with winds like this if I stay in south of tortola? I was thinking of making short trips while the weather is rough. What would west end to norman look like? Still passable without shock and awe?

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: RatmansWife] #291349
11/18/2022 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Hope to get lights up by mid December. Are you coming down?


Famous Christmas wind time smile wonderful weather to be land based . Hoping to stop by for a visit in March .


Kim

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291350
11/18/2022 11:24 AM
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I like the NWS marine forecast, covers the BVIs. Select the region on the map that you'll be in.

https://www.weather.gov/sju/marine

If you want higher resolution wind forecast maps, get a month subscription of PredictWind basic or Windy Premium. I don't think it's typically necessary though. I did subscribe for a trip recently, but that was because we were dancing with a disturbance that veered strong winds from E to SW. Your forecast looks rather straightforward.

If you need to go east to Norman, make the trip Monday vs. Tuesday if you can before the winds strengthen. Wave height shouldn't be too bad in the channel (~3 feet?), but they'll be coming at you fast which will make for an uncomfortable upwind ride. But, it's only for an hour or so.

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291377
11/18/2022 07:26 PM
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Useful for me locally

http://weathercarib.com/

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #291944
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Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #292610
12/16/2022 04:05 PM
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Lights are up.

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: RatmansWife] #292615
12/16/2022 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
Lights are up.


sweet...I can use them to navigate...LOL

Merry Christmas my friend

Re: Tortola Marine Weather [Re: johcherry] #292618
12/16/2022 07:43 PM
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How long do you leave those nav lights up RMW? We don’t arrive until 1/20….


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