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Old 01 February 2015, 12:17   #1
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Dear All

I did have a search before posting this, so apologies if I missed some already good answers.

I just wondered what weather info/weather apps people have found to be more reliable than others - in both UK and European waters.

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Met office, windfinder, magic seaweed, use them all & take an average. A synoptic chart is very useful when read in conjunction with the forecasts, as it allows you to visualise the weather, at least it does for me anyway.


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Met office, windfinder, magic seaweed, use them all & take an average. A synoptic chart is very useful when read in conjunction with the forecasts, as it allows you to visualise the weather, at least it does for me anyway.


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yep + 1 to that plus XC weather
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Met office, windfinder, magic seaweed, use them all & take an average. A synoptic chart is very useful when read in conjunction with the forecasts, as it allows you to visualise the weather, at least it does for me anyway.


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Every time I think I am beginning to learn a bit you move the goal posts and come out with a comment like that in Swahili !!


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I did have a search before posting this, so apologies if I missed some already good answers.



I just wondered what weather info/weather apps people have found to be more reliable than others - in both UK and European waters.



Best wishes

Ronald McDonald uses xc weather, which if good enough for him is good enough for me , coupled with the fact that I actually understand it !!


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Im a great MET office man..but also check XC weather .. and ACC weather. However they all still get it wrong occasionally. I rely on the weather for my winter adventures as much as my summer SIBBing adventures.

Todays forecast was for 40mph winds so I was prepared for a real battle to get to the tops ..yet I was pleasantly surprised it hardly hit 5mph. However they were correct saying it would be bitterly cold and wall to wall snow cover in West Scotland. But a least there wasn’t a midge in sight :-D

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Dear All

I did have a search before posting this, so apologies if I missed some already good answers.

I just wondered what weather info/weather apps people have found to be more reliable than others - in both UK and European waters.

Best wishes
+ Windguru ,,,,, good for Paxos Charlie ;-) as well as UK
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Met office, windfinder, magic seaweed, use them all & take an average. A synoptic chart is very useful when read in conjunction with the forecasts, as it allows you to visualise the weather, at least it does for me anyway.


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