Posted May 24th, 2018, 09:39 AM
Last edited by Canuker; May 24th, 2018 at 09:48 AM
I was wondering if anyone has an idea of temperatures/weather on an eastbound crossing. We are sailing this 10th June. Will we need a jumper/light coat if wanting to walk on deck? I know the weather is extremely changeable from one June to another but a vague idea of what to pack for outdoors would be a great help. Thank you.
Weather-wise, Easbound and Westbound crossings are typically materially different on board.
1. The prevailing winds come from the southwest, so you have a trailing wind going east - it can often seem almost calm on the open deck as you sail along. Exhaust from the funnel is a good clue about the effective wind on board.
Contrast that with the westbound, when the wind and the ship are moving in opposite directions. It can be a challenge to find a windless spot out on deck - but they do exist.
2. The time of year you are sailing, the North Atlantic is dominated by the 'Bermuda High', a large area of high pressure (= good weather) centred around Bermuda. Wind moves clockwise around a high in the northern hemisphere, so again you will be sailing with the (light) wind. The most important thing to wear will be sun screen.
Now, what I have described is climate. Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get.
I would plan for lovely weather, though. If it gets bad, there are tons of things to do inside on a Cunard crossing.
David's point about fog off the Nefoundland coast is very valid, at any time of the year, in any direction - common. Cold Arctic air meets warm moist southern air = sea mist. But do not depair. We have known the lower decks shrouded in fog while the upper decks enjoyed lovely sunshine!
Hope this helps.
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