Winds in Italy
Italian weather is very diverse and can be divided into several sailing regions. The regions are based mainly on geography and each of them has its own prevailing winds. The Tramontana winter wind blows in the north of Italy, descending from the Alps. This wind is strongest before sunrise. The Scirocco wind blows in the south and brings humid weather in summer, as well as red dust from the Sahara. The Libeccio affects Sardinia and the Tuscan coast, blowing from the south-west, and the Maestrale wind comes from the north-west and blows on the west coast of Sardinia. Northern Adriatic is affected by the rather strong Bora wind. The peak of the sailing season, July and August, can be a bit windless, so be prepared for that if going sailing in Italy during that period.