Originally Posted by Channel Ribs
You cant really beat looking at the synoptic charts on a regular basis, many of the forecasts on the web use computer models and their accuracy varies.
Having said that, XC and Windfinder are both ok. But for a serious understanding you need to make the call yourself, based on real measurements not predictions.
Mmm.... the Met Office, Nasa, and others spend billions on computer models to predict weather, but all you need is the data on a synoptic chart. Whilst I'd agree that you might want to look at a synoptic chart to see if the computer model results make sense, I doubt that if I locked an average ribnetter in a cupboard with just the synoptic charts that they could predict the weather as accurately and repeatedly as a decent computer model.
Personally I quite like zyGrib (which is not a website but downloads data from the net). I think yr.no
uses the same data?