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What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« on: January 01, 2017, 00:23:16 am »
Just to wish all of you weather gurus a very Happy New Year ....we can report that there are clear skies and a lot of barking dogs.
Just off out now to down town Cotillo and I am glad to report that the Easterly wind has dropped so we might get some sleep tonight.
Sick of popping those grapes! Boy, these locals know how to party (Hi there Ali).  So it's going to be a very late night for us!!!
I am afraid we are going to miss the usual morning post and the accompanying photos, but will catch up pm.
Again all the very best to you all for 2017

 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 01:14:10 am »
A Happy, Healthy New Year, to all the forum weather watchers.

El Cotillo... a remote report. Looking at the various forecasts, it looks like a sunny day ahead with temperatures in the high teens to low 20's. There will be some wind, but not as strong as of late.

Live reports to resume, next Sunday.

Tides:
High   2:57AM   2.22m     First Light   7:20AM
Low   9:15AM   0.55m     Sunrise   7:46AM
High   3:19PM   2.06m     Sunset   6:11PM
Low   9:24PM   0.61m     Last Light   6:37PM


Sunday 01-01-17

« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 07:34:56 am by MLA »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 01:14:10 am »

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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 10:00:16 am »
Firstly, a happy and prosperous, and above all a safe new year to you all.
Secondly, thanks for that forecast Tamara ::)

Yesterday was another day of WIND and sunshine.

Caleta 08:00





Temp. 15 C.

Wind  SE 16/18 MPH

Sky. Virtually clear.

Humidity 54%

Sea a 1 metre sell.

Forecast:- Similar to the last 4/5 days wind and sun, wind to remain fairly constant until sunset when it is forecast to move Southerly an drop to 5/6 MPH, expected to be easterly 24/26 MPH Monday morning
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 10:53:56 am »
Yesterday, as forecast and similar to Tindaya, a sunny day, and if you could get out of the wind a pleasantly warm one, and as in Tindaya, the wind dropped after dark to hardly a breeze.

Caleta 08:00

Temp. 15 C.

Sky. almost completely clear.

Wind Southerly 20/22 MPH.

Humidity 51%

Forecast;-  some cloud to form as the day goes on, but to stay mainly sunny, temp to reach low 20,s, wind to remain southerly, but increase 24/26 MPH.
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 16:48:14 pm »
any indication as to when the wind is to change direction ? and hopefully to come from the N/N.E. so we'll have calmer sea's.
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 17:25:06 pm »
any indication as to when the wind is to change direction ? and hopefully to come from the N/N.E. so we'll have calmer sea's.

Not for another 10 days or so, according to some wind charts I looked at this morning, there is a dominating Westerly coming off the Sahara, and over and around Laayoune it splits into two and goes South West and North East I would assume it would need that to ease before anything else changes, and there is no sign of that, sorry
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 01:39:02 am »
Just came across this pic of the calima on Boxing Day!;

 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 08:48:09 am »
yesterday almost as forecast temp reached 21 C, wind died around 20:00, but was back with a vengeance by midnight.

Caleta 08:00

Temp 18 C

Sky clear, but visibility poor.

Wind, S/easterly 22/25 mph.

Humidity 45%

Sea circa 5 ft

Forecast:- it is now becoming repetitive, bright sunny day with high winds wind again forecast to move southerly and decrease, by 17:00 should be reasonably calm 8/10, but returning S/easterly 17/20 by dawn
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 08:59:25 am »
The Calima John and Tamara pointed out, looks like it will be there for a few more days yet.



http://apalmet.es/calima/modelocalimawrf



 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 09:06:07 am »
Forecast only goes to 15/01/2017, but there is no forecast change until at least then >:(
« Last Edit: January 03, 2017, 12:56:20 pm by Johnrgby2 »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 10:04:38 am »
And the pattern continued bright and sunny but with a strong wind, until 19:30 when it calmed to a whisper, very odd.

Caleta 07:45

Temp 16 C

Sky. clear except for the normal haze on the western horizon.

Wind 12/15 MPH

Humidity 52%

Sea a moderate swell

Visibility excellent

Forecast:- A similar pattern to yesterday, except wind is not expected to exceed 14/16 MPH

14:30 It has turned into a lovely day wind is down to 8/10 and forecast to ease even further, Temp in the sun is 30 C
« Last Edit: January 04, 2017, 14:13:58 pm by Johnrgby2 »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 23:19:12 pm »
Gorgeous day over on the north and west coasts as well, and still no wind since it died down like John said. Visibility much improved.
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 10:09:24 am »
As reported an absolutely lovely day, but after the sun set the Temp dropped like a stone, and at 21:00 was 12 C

Caleta 08:00





Temp 15 C

Wind SE 12/15

Sky a lot of scattered high cloud

Visibility  Very good

Sea 4 Ft swell

Forecast:- Cloud to increase as day goes on, Temp not to exceed 20 c wind to increase slightly 14/16 before moving East and decreasing 2/4 circa 17:00 increasing again 22:00 to 16/18, this wind pattern is forecast for Friday as well, very odd!

Caleta 10:00





 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 09:26:49 am »
Yesterday, as forecast a cloudy day, but unlike Tindaya it never cleared at all, Temp maxed at 19 C.

Caleta 07:45

Temp 16 C

Sky a mix of clear sky with many small light clouds

Wind SE 8/10

Humidity 55%

Sea 3/4 ft waves

Forecast:- this appears to be the theme for the day, Temp to reach low 20,s wind to increase 12/14  as day goes on before decreasing again 4/6 around 17:00
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 13:12:38 pm »
Yesterday. very much as forecast.

Caleta 07:45

Temp 16 C

Sky. large cloud bank to the east, some light cloud overhead

Wind. SE 20/22 MPH

Humidity. 55%

Visibility. good, bu not as good as yesterday.

Sea 4 ft waves

Forecast:- Temp to reach low 20,s, Sky to clear, Wind to reduce 8/10 MPH  Early evening.

Caleta 13:00





As can be seen sky has cleared Temp now 22 C but wind is still making it feel more like 18 c
The good news for today
, is the wind forecast shows a shift to the North East late Monday afternoon and to remain there for the foreseeable future.
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 03:29:43 am »
El Cotillo...   The outlook is for a bright sunny day, with a windy start, easing slightly mid to late afternoon. Temperatures should reach the low 20's.

Will try posting some pics later today.

Tides:
Low   3:29AM   0.76m       First Light   7:22AM
High   9:42AM   1.98m      Sunrise   7:47AM
Low   4:03PM   0.66m       Sunset   6:17PM
High   10:20PM   2.04m    Last Light   6:42PM



« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 06:15:28 am by MLA »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 10:01:46 am »
Yesterday turned int o very pleasant day, wind eased around 14:30 an Temp reached 25 C

Caleta 08:00





Temp 18 C

Wind. SE 20/24 MPH

Sky. Clear overhead, but as can be seen from the photographs very haxy looking West and South

Humidity. 55%

Visibility. good looking North and East,

Sea 5 Fy waves

Forecast:- Temp to reach 20 C wind to ease slightly as day goes on.
 
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 10:22:13 am »
What have you done with your pictures John, they are showing a black box saying 'not available'?

Same for yesterday.
 

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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 10:47:16 am »
What have you done with your pictures John, they are showing a black box saying 'not available'?

Same for yesterday.

They look fine on my screen Deso, I will wait and see if any one else mentions it,  I have had to switch from my phone to a camera as photos from my phone which previously i had to make bigger, are no to big and I cannot make them smaller, even the the phones camera is set at it,s smallest setting.
 

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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 11:05:18 am »
The way I resize is to save photo to PC, right click and 'open with', 'paint' then use 'resize' and set it to 640 x 480 pixels, then 'save'.
If you want to keep the original as well then use 'save as' and call it something different.
Then upload to imgur as normal.
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2017, 11:32:26 am »
The way I resize is to save photo to PC, right click and 'open with', 'paint' then use 'resize' and set it to 640 x 480 pixels, then 'save'.
If you want to keep the original as well then use 'save as' and call it something different.
Then upload to imgur as normal.

Thanks Deso I will try that, what I cannot understandis , I changed nothing on the settings, and they were perfect BUT.
 

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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 13:34:18 pm »
Arrived safe and sound.

Very hazy looking from the plane to the horizon. Temp 20c. at airport 18.5c. on the car thermometer going over the mountains, and now 23c. on our upper terrace.

11.10am




1.15pm




Just returned from the beach. Very breezy early afternoon, but started to ease around 3.30-4.00pm, which made it feel relatively warm and pleasant.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 16:50:44 pm by MLA »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2017, 13:41:21 pm »
The way I resize is to save photo to PC, right click and 'open with', 'paint' then use 'resize' and set it to 640 x 480 pixels, then 'save'.
If you want to keep the original as well then use 'save as' and call it something different.
Then upload to imgur as normal.

Thanks Deso I will try that, what I cannot understandis , I changed nothing on the settings, and they were perfect BUT.

Hi John, this is what I see.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 05:04:09 am by MLA »
 

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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 23:32:56 pm »
That's what I see as well.
Welcome back MLA & JLA - hopefully the weather will sort itself out now!

Sunny, windy and hazy today in Corralejo - Lanzarote had disappeared!

 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 04:42:46 am »
Welcome back MLA & JLA - hopefully the weather will sort itself out now!

Thanks Tamara, it's good to be back. Hope your thoughts are correct about the weather, and this wind blows itself out.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 06:41:38 am by MLA »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 04:44:45 am »
El Cotillo... It looks like another dry sunny blustery day ahead, with gusts up to 40 km/h this morning. Hopefully the forecast is correct, and the wind eases this afternoon (similar to yesterday). Temperatures should be in the low 20's. feeling warmer if in the sun and out of the wind. Visibility still affected by calima, but predicted to clear for a few days midweek.   

Tides:
Low   4:37AM   0.65m        First Light   7:22AM
High   10:47AM   2.06m     Sunrise   7:47AM
Low   5:03PM   0.58m        Sunset   6:17PM
High   11:17PM   2.16m     Last Light   6:43PM

6.30am Checked outside: Clear sky with bright stars, only a very slight breeze (palm fronds slightly swaying by the football ground), calm sea. Temperature 18c.

8.30am Tamara, your wish seems to have come true! The forecast for strong winds this morning hasn't happened. I have just returned from the naturist lagoons, which were remarkably still and wind free.



« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 09:43:06 am by MLA »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 09:52:15 am »
Yesterday, turned out better than expected, wind eased earlier and more than forecast, Temp reached 29 C in the sun.

Caleta 08:00








{ Hi Guys can one of you let me know if these are visible please }

Temp. 15 C

Sky. a mix of light cloud and clear patches

Wind. Easterly 15/17 MPH

Humidity 52%

Visibility Excellent

Sea 4 Ft

Forecast:- Sky to clear somewhat, Temp to reach mid 20,s Wind to Move North Easterly mid afternoon but not ease any, wind prediction for tomorrow is N/Easterly but increasing 24/28 MPH  mid afternoon
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 12:33:55 pm by Johnrgby2 »
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 10:42:14 am »
Morning John

This is what I see:

 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 15:34:59 pm »
I can now see pictures John, 3 from this morning  :D
 
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Re: What's the weather like? - Jan 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 16:01:18 pm »
I will not tell you what the problem was, I cannot believe I was that stupid. { The wife does of course } >:(
 
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