Hmm, I suspect that any convergence effect is lost in the 'venturi' effect of the strait. Whichever way the wind blows, E or W, it increases in the direction of flow through the strait.
We came in from the W with a forecast W F4/5, saw just over 20kts at Tarifa and somewhere in the mid 40s rounding Punta Carnera. Since we stayed close to the N shore, you might have expected the wind to diverge and decrease - didnt happen!
Last edited by RobbieW; 14-04-12 at 09:22.
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