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    Re: wind effected by tide?
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2000 Feb 15, 8:28 AM

    At 09:52 14/02/2000 +0200, Russell wrote:
    
    >The other day I was sailing into a bay on our West Coast of South Africa -a
    >few hours from Cape Town. Someone asked the port control for the wind speed
    >reading. After this was given, I though that I heard something about the
    >wind speed would probably increase because of the expected state of the
    >tide. (I can't quite remember whether it was high or low) -
    >Is there any truth in saying that the state of the tide affects the
    >prevailing wind speed?
    
    I dout that the state of tide has any influence on wind speed but in coastal
    area, wind speed and direction will defenitely have a infuence on the tide
    specially if the winds are strong and blowing in the same direction for
    several days.  In such occasion in some locations, the tide predictions may
    be completely off.  Local knowledge would prevail.
    
    a+
    Pierre
    

       
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