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Old 18 August 2004, 02:46   #1
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mmm the weatherman got it wrong???

I'me just looking at the inshore forecast on metcheck.com and weatheronline.co.uk it tell me the wind will peak to force 4 today, however i cant stand up outside. I get the fealing he's got it wrong.

Whats the weather like in the rest of the country and who's got any better weather sites?
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Old 18 August 2004, 03:12   #2
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Heatwave and no wind over here for the last two weeks, and the forecast to be like this for at least five more days
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Old 18 August 2004, 03:21   #3
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Bit soggy in Pompey this morning with drizzle but not really windy.

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Old 18 August 2004, 04:07   #5
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It was hammering down here in sunny Nutbourne as you wrote that.
19 kts gusting 24 kts on the Bramble bank.
26 kts gusting 32 kts, 0.75m ave, 0.88m max waves on Chi Bar.

Jono, check out
www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=4344
Can't remember if ther are a North Wales sites there or not.
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Metcheck is without doubt an excellent tool and we are spolit today for the quantity of weather information that is at our fingertips.

I have found that Metcheck significantly underestimates the wind strength on the Solent, and I now apply a multiple of 1.75 to the windspeed shown for IOW.

Has anybody looked at Windguru.cz . It is a kitesurfing site and I am evlauating their predictions against Metcheck, so far with greater accuracy IHMO.

With windguru you are able to see wind data along with waveheight and direction etc and the MM5 model offers hourly predictions.

Tip. When selecting "location" on windguru, remember to press the "go" button otherwise it stays on Hawaii, which is not very relevant for Portsmuff.
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As I stare out of.........

...........my window up here on the 14th floor or my tenement council flat overlooking the Salford oils refinery bunkers it's blowing a gale, raining and dark. I'd love ot get out of here and enjoy walks on the beach but I'm afraid to leave my flat for fear of attack from the youths who wonder the terraces with spray cans, knives and drugs. Furthermore, the lift has once again broken. The engineer advises that due to the stench of piss he won't be back for at least another month so for now I can only wonder what it must be like to live so near to the beach. Jono, you're such a lucky fella.
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I didn't know that companies in your line of work had such luxurious offices. Perhaps you may consider a move to one that has offices in London, New York, Paris and PETERSFIELD. Then you would be able to enjoy the delights of the Solent along with all the weather it can throw at you.
As we say down here, "If you can see the Isle of Wight it going to rain..........etc".
P.S. have you considered bungee cord to get over the lift problem?
P.P.S We have an oil refinery too.
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force 7 now in portsmouth, Im gonna get my arse out windsurfing after work!
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