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Mediterranean Sea outlook

by Noonsite 5 Jul 10:53 UTC
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Red Rain: The transport of Saharan dust across the Mediterranean to Europe is not unusual. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service report that observations are showing an increase in the intensity and frequency of these events for some parts of Europe in recent years.

SE Europe and parts of the Mediterranean suffered a severe Saharan dust episode mid-June which followed two other recent episodes at the start of the month. For yacht owners cruising the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, northern Italy and the eastern Med it must feel like an endless round of deck washing, not to mention poor air quality. It does make for spectacular sunsets however! A daily dust forecast can be found at dust.aemet.es

Turkey: Richard Hurd recommends the bay of Karaca in the Gulf of Gokova. "This is an amazing small bay that is open to yachts when the Turkish President is not in residence at his nearby palace." Read his review here.

The Setur Marina (and boatyard) in Yalova in NW Turkey on the Sea of Marmara, is offering short-term berthing discounts to visiting yachts until mid-September. Conviently located close to Istanbul with excellent transport links, this is a much more reasonable option than the city marinas. Find out more here.

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