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Old 25 May 2005, 12:05   #1
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I used to use the BBC quite a bit to look at what was expected. I really liked the pressure maps as i got a good feel for what was happening and what was expected, i just found it visually very good (i did also look at the shipping stuff). Now its changed and whilst the info is there it just does not do it for me,

Where else gives good visuals?
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We use the medium range forecasts available here.
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Have you looked at the Met Office website as all the information you need to know is their.You have synoptic charts together with the shipping and inshore waters forecast.
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A couple of suggestions:

www.metoffice.co.uk

Inshore Waters Forecast, shipping forecast and synoptic charts for the next 48 - 60 hours (depending when you look at it!!)

theyr.net

Wind strengths, rain, cloud, and temperature predictions in hourly steps from now through the next 4 days.

http://www.ecmwf.int/products/foreca...msl_uv850_z500

Medium Range pressure charts with wind-speed prediction - looking ahead from 72 hours to 168 hours in 24 hour steps (updated at 00:00UTC and 12:00UTC)

I usually use all of these to get an idea of whats happening - the Bank Holiday looks like it could be good...

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Hi Louise,
I had a look at the forecast you recommended, It looks a good site but their 4 week predictions did not look favorable, it reads:
"There is no suggestion of any particularly warm conditions, although temperatures may be above average in the north for a time. Indeed, a colder than average June is indicated for the southern half of England and Wales." Hope they are wrong as I will be down on the Solent next week!
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Hey Graham, you can't hold me responsible for the British weather!

I'm sure you'll have a good time though - whatever the weather!
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I used to use the BBC... I really liked the pressure maps as i got a good feel for what was happening and what was expected,...
Yes, I agree. The Atlantic pressure chart was very useful and clear to understand.

Tell them you don't like the new pressure charts, I have and so have others. There's a feedback option for you to contact them.

If you choose World at the side, then Europe and look at the pressure, you get a reasonable idea of what's going on.
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yh i use met office too , it is recommended on one of the weather channels , but i dont think you can rely on any weather report 100% !! haha
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The girls in the office look at the weather on the BBC website, and then look at Yahoo... and pick whichever one is best.........

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I find it to be the most reliable, IMHO.
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