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Old 27 September 2006, 12:48   #91
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sorry guys but cant make this one. hope you all have a great day
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Old 27 September 2006, 12:56   #92
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I don't mean to hi-jack this thread and I understand how hard it is to arrange things.
But looking at www.metcheck.com for the Portsmouth area on Sunday and it looks like a storm is blowing in that day with lots of rain.
I wouldn't plan anything based on a Metcheck forecast. To be fair, it's not bad at telling you if it's raining right now (although even then it's not perfect) but their forcasts greater than 24 hours in advance don't seem to be too clever.

See you on Sunday!

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Are you coming on the cruise John?
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I may just stow away with someone, so watch out!

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Old 27 September 2006, 15:54   #95
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Tim M !!! Looks like an excellent cruise!

We are in Londres sadly so will have to miss out on this one.

Catch up with you all soon!

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I can't do Sunday, but I'll keep an eye on the thread because if you do change it to Saturday then I can come.

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Well we've given it 24 hours now and no-body has voiced concern about Sunday so let's stick with that and hope that the wind holds off.
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Tim,

As always the weather forecst is subject to change and it looks like it has changed for the better. So as you say I'll shut up now and see you all on the Sunday.

Got time off work to make the Sunday so its the Kings Head for lunch and then down to the Needles for a play.
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Formation Cruising.

Because we are going to have lots of RIBs attending this event any chance we can do a bit of line abreast down the Western Solent. Would make a great photo opportunity. Lets say a cruising speed of 20 Knots for a few miles.
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I wouldn't plan anything based on a Metcheck forecast. To be fair, it's not bad at telling you if it's raining right now (although even then it's not perfect) but their forcasts greater than 24 hours in advance don't seem to be too clever.

See you on Sunday!

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John,

As you say Metcheck is not very good over about 36 hrs beforehand. But it did indicate some rough weather coming in. Usually they get that right and then you have to keep an eye on the forecast to see when its actually going to hit. As with any forecast its only a guide. I wouldn't take it as read but an indication only. I was also using other web sites to get an indication but chose only to publish the sites from metcheck as they were the easiest to understand.

As it is looks like I was erring too much on the side of caution and that the storm has disapated somewhat. It seems quite difficult to pin any severe weather down for a particular period over the weekend now and that the whole weekend is going to be a bit blowy.

In the case of the being the bringer of bad news its good to be wrong on this occasion.

See you all Sunday.
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