I don’t pay a lot of attention to the local weather forecasts in the Caribbean. Unless a system is effecting the area, the weather here is almost always the same: sunny, warm with brief, intermittent showers. Yes, that’s perfect for a charter sailing vacation! 🙂 We do pay close attention to the wind and swell forecasts though as that determines our sailing and our anchorages. Checking the wind forecast today we see the following:
Just as on our first charter we’ll have strong winds (on the nose) when we head east and much less wind when we will be traveling back west. Typical.
Although not entirely practical from a local sailing perspective, this animated wind map, shared on our Facebook page, is pretty cool. You can zoom in on an area by double clicking on it. I especially like being able to see the areas without any wind, the doldrums.