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Old 03 June 2008, 03:47   #11
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These look like they are taking the Met Office aerodrome forecasts (TAF's) - if you look at the "raw data" EGTE = Exeter Airport etc. If you want more detail then you can register (for free) at the met office website ( to view the forecasts in detail (with synoptic charts etc) - the cloud information might be interesting, but the freezing levels at altitude might not be

The met office marine observations at ,shipping forecast and inshore forecast are quite useful too (and you don't need to login for these) !

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Old 03 June 2008, 11:34   #12
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Hi, here in Scotland the weather is famously unpredictable. We mostly use 2 websites that breakdown the weather in chunks of a few hours or less, and find them very reliable. The websites that we use are:


[URL=""] a windsurfing site

hope these help

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Old 06 June 2008, 16:50   #13
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thanks for suggested websites, i also found a site ... but as the forecast seems to change daily i think tis going to be easier for me to just go have a look in person on the morning!

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