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Old 14 April 2011, 12:37   #1
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Inshore Weather Forecast

What is the best website for inshore weather forecast?
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Old 14 April 2011, 13:13   #2
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This any good?:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/..._forecast.html
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Thats the one we use, it can be pessimistic at times. The compare with the BBC weather site and any local actual weather stations, i.e. the local harbour
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I also use these:
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...plymouth&day=2
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http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-M...rts/1/wind/in/
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XC weather and YR no I have found are the best and gives you the weather per postcode or place name ehich I find very uesful.
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try this little gem, try 3 websites at the same time, location and see how much they differ,
i did this while on powerboat course, at 8am for 21 days, metcheck came out on top
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try this little gem, try 3 websites at the same time, location and see how much they differ,
i did this while on powerboat course, at 8am for 21 days, metcheck came out on top
Was that their predictions for the next 12 hours?

I usually find metcheck very reliable for about 48 hours ahead, but longer term (as with most forecasts its a bit hit and miss). For sitting at the start of the week and working out of there is boating or cycling potential I prefer Zygrib (http://www.zygrib.org/index.php?page=abstract_en) partly because rather than giving me a pretty forecast for a a single spot I can see the conditions I am bothered about across the country and evolving with time (so I might decide to head west for better weather, or stay on the east if its been blowing from the west for several days kicking up nasty swell, or it will be clear that theres a big blob of bad weather that just misses you (time or space wise) - which might not.

If it did waveheights it would be "perfect". I think the yr.no site is based on the same data - but I don't find the user interface too intuitive (to my personal taste).
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I find Metcheck is only useful if you are in a room with no windows and want to find out what the weather might be like outside right now. In my experience its forecasting ability has been dismal.

These days I tend to use the WeatherPro app on my phone, or Ugrib on the PC if I want more information about the weather systems.
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Windfinder is good, that is the one we use on our site and as a local forecast it is good for about three days. All computer modeling falls down when it looks too far ahead, but then so do human forecasts.

XC is good because it gives you an overview of the country, with some predictions too.

The Met Office predicted synoptic charts are good, and you can only blame yourself for reading them wrong.
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Ant Veals Weather Pages
http://www.greatweather.co.uk/

Lots of pages in one place
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