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Sailors cruis­ing the Med like to say that there’s ei­ther too much wind, or not enough. In the western Mediter­ranean, you’re more likely to find longer pe­ri­ods of light air punc­tu­ated by winds like the Mis­tral or Tra­mon­tana, which can reach storm force and whose ef­fects can reach as far as Cor­sica and Sar­dina and the Ital­ian coast.

In the Adri­atic the Bora, a strong northerly pack­ing winds of 40 knots or more, can spring up on short no­tice and blow for a day or two, of­ten only lo­cally and sel­dom south of Dubrovnik in Croa­tia.

In high sum­mer, the Mel­temi can blow hard for sev­eral days at a time in the Aegean, mak­ing for some sporty sail­ingh around the Cy­clades and

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