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Old 14 July 2008, 17:59   #11
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lol. Sounds like my old sailing club, regularly used to cancel racing, only for the weather on the day to turn out fantastic.
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Assuming we discount the longer range forecasts, is there a better source of forecasting over a 1 or 2 day period than MetCheck? If so what is it?
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Assuming we discount the longer range forecasts, is there a better source of forecasting over a 1 or 2 day period than MetCheck? If so what is it?
You should be able to get a reasonably accurate forecast up to three days in advance.

I use two main sources of information - BBC and ecmwf.int

The BBC is constrained politically, and it predicts the worst case scenario for one simple reason - in case of major storm. If you remember a few years ago, a major storm arrived with no warning because the forecasters new it was possible, but unlikely. There was political criticism and now the forecast has been changed to avoid this scenario ever happening again. Result, the BBC site is "pessimistic". However, the Atlantic pressure charts can be used (they're under the coast & sea section) as raw data, they only up to four days ahead.

ECMWF is a fantastic site - it's based on computer simulations from current observations and is usually very accurate. It's raw data though. Go to http://www.ecmwf.int/products/foreca...deterministic/ and click on the thumbnail chart. Select the latest forecast base time. Look at the chart for next Monday. Book next Monday* off work, it's going to be great!

* That's Monday 21st July 2008 in case you read this post at some later date!
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Ugrib

Try this site for the free download player and then pick the area you want to check. The forecasts from the grib files have proved excellent for me.

http://www.grib.us/
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Assuming we discount the longer range forecasts, is there a better source of forecasting over a 1 or 2 day period than MetCheck? If so what is it?
I mostly use the Met Office and Ugrib from www.grib.us

ECMWF as suggested by Richard is also good.

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