As we know that this is a fundamental issue when going on holiday, we have summarized in this article the most remarkable characteristics of the weather in Ibiza and Formentera, and so you can choose your preferred station to go sailing in Ibiza catamaran.
There is a maxim among the sailors of the Spanish Mediterranean who says that “the best ports of the Balearics are July, August and Menorca”. With this, the popular proverb summarizes the time that is usually done in the Balearics, hot, sunny summers and windy and cold winters. Which does not mean we can not sail in winter, it’s just different. For our part, for those who like to sail at any time of the year, you always have one of our Ibiza boat rentals moored in the port of San Antonio ready to sail with you on board.
The weather in Ibiza and Formentera depends on the confrontation between two giants, the Sahara and the Azores. In winter, the anticyclone of the Azores gives rise to storms causing winds of western component. That is why you have to be careful and keep the boats, never better said, in good harbor.
Curiously, in summer, the Azores anticyclone moves towards Europe leaving our islands at the mercy of the warmth of the Sahara desert. Since nature is generous and balanced, it sends us fresh breezes from sea to land, called virazón. Concluding, the weather in Ibiza and Formentera in summer is a gift for the senses.
Tides and Currents
Compared to the oceans, the Mediterranean Sea is a calm sea, so there are no currents or deep tides. The weather in Ibiza and Formentera almost always allows us to enjoy the sea. The currents are so low intensity that we can say that they do not exist. They only call attention, because of the danger that the currents that form in the opposite direction to the west or east winds in the passage of the Freus between Ibiza and Formentera may suppose.
The Strait of Gibraltar acts as a funnel causing the tides do not reach our islands. At the most there can be water movements of 1 meter, when there are strong and continuous winds in the same direction, accompanied by significant increases or decreases in atmospheric pressure.
Weather information for Ibiza and Formentera
Salvamento Marítimo issues weather bulletins through channel 10, VHF. Temporary warnings are issued as security measures by coastal stations.
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