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Old 21 September 2011, 02:30   #31
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Ian - it is worth pointing out that many of the sites discussed here are all using the same data set - so if they all agree you may be giving yourself false confidence. Personally I don't like the BBC/Metoffice user interface but I don't think they freely license their forecasts so if they do provide a good cross check.
Yes, Neil. Good point. I'm quite surprised how different the interpretation of the same data can sometimes be when it's processed through different software. I make a point of comparing forecasts from different data sources - eg Accuweather or Theyr alongside the Met Office data.

As a general point though, I do find that most weather forecasts are really very good and I trust them much more than I did even 5 years ago
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Old 21 September 2011, 02:37   #32
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Seaskills - thanx for the link to the form to refresh memory but section 2 in safety seems to me to just say "Obtain weather forecast". That's hardly understanding weather systems and data from a synoptic chart now is it?
As an examiner I like to think that there is a measure of common sense implied in this. I've never been faced with a candidate who assumed that presenting me with a print out from a weather forecast without being able to explain it was going to demonstrate an adequate level of competence.

Should I have the misfortune in future to meet a candidate who thinks otherwise I think we'll have an interesting discussion
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I'd expect that of course. I doubt that many would be expected to be able to tell you what time to expect a front moving through from a synoptic though......
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I'd expect that of course. I doubt that many would be expected to be able to tell you what time to expect a front moving through from a synoptic though......
Almost correct, Courageous.

Actually, no-one would be expected to be at that level for ICC.
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I use XC too. For a very accurate wind forecast www.theyr.com is very good. Costs to get on it but I use it everyday for work, so worth while.


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Windguru and windfinder are ok, although depending on location how accurate it really is. However I use for sailboat racing around europe the 'paid' windguru and the 15 eur investment or so per year is definately worth it.
For the Netherlands I also use the local small airplane weather forecast of Amsterdam Airport frequently and that one in fact never let me down. Not sure however if a similar service is available in the UK.....

For map and model fetishists: www.wetterzentrale.de has a large number of models/forecasts plus maps (even some ukmo) - you may need to brush up on your German though....
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Windguru I recomend. Specially I've confirmed they do not optimize forecast to secific area but it's always certain for specific waterplace. We have here at Stettiner Bay some hills here, big river, open sea and weather might change along 60km trip even.

They are very good indeed.
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i use a number of websites, mainly BBC Coast & Sea, www.Magicseaweed.com and the met office, always better to check more than one, the magic seaweed site is for surfers but has great wind and synoptic charts, worth a look
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