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Old 17 July 2016, 16:14   #11
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Meteo used here too. Just got used to it and a glance at the page seems to translate into likely conditions in my mind. It's not been badly out yet for my home area.
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Old 17 July 2016, 16:32   #12
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I like the yr.no site for its "detailed meteograms" which give you everything you could want for the next 48 hrs.

I like the ZYgrib software (I think there is an app now too?) for seeing the bigger picture evolving.

XC weather seems pretty reasonable.

I've never seen a "sea state" forecast that was actually like it "on the ground"...
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I've never seen a "sea state" forecast that was actually like it "on the ground"...
By and large, on average, E&OE, I've found Yr.no's wave charts to be very useful when venturing offshore. They take no account of shore effects (refraction) or currents - but their swell forecasting is excellent - IMO.

It tells me I'm going to Scotland* this week


* No destination currently decided - but don't say yiz weren't warned
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Pressure charts. Not weather charts directly but I find them the most useful source of info. Use the geostrophic wind scale to see how windy it's going to be, its direction and for how long and generally expect rain on the fronts. Works for me.

Oh aye, wind is anticlock and slightly inward to the lows and clockwise and slightly outward from the highs.
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Old 17 July 2016, 20:04   #15
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I use a combination of Met Office, Magic Seaweed, Windfinder, surf-forecast.com, Tides near me, which all give me a rough idea whether the conditions are suitable.

What I'd really love is something that shows which way the tide is running at a particular time, I've struggled to find something like this which i think is one of the most critical things.
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If you want virtually everything in one screen with endless customisation of info etc I'd definitely recommend looking at Meteo Marine on the iPad.
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By and large, on average, E&OE, I've found Yr.no's wave charts to be very useful when venturing offshore. They take no account of shore effects (refraction) or currents - but their swell forecasting is excellent - IMO.
Mmmm... I've missed them I will brush up my Norwegian and see what I can find...
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It tells me I'm going to Scotland* this week


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Jambo has taken up a defensive position already and I believe he has called on reinforcement from "down south". You can take our lives but you will never take our whisky!
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Defence barriers deployed across Loch Sween!! I knew there was a reason you beat a hasty retreat at the weekend!!


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.... They take no account of shore effects (diffraction) or currents .
Fixed it for ya...
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