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Old 18 August 2006, 08:28   #1
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Weather at sea

Does anyone know where i can get a decent weather report for sea conditions. we went out yesterday when our weather report said that it should be ripples and it was REALLY choppy.
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Try this site I've found it to be pretty accurate.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOME/

As for what a forecast says and what its actually like on the sea then quite often I've found myself cursing a wrong forecast.
I've even been out at sea listening to the Coastguard weather report and thought to myself that his calm and my calm were two totally different things.
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Old 18 August 2006, 09:01   #3
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http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?lang=eng
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This may or may not be of help, but there are buoys and various met stations scattered around the UK which give hourly information on both wind, temp and wave height.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/United_Kingdom.shtml

Click on the one closest to you.

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Hi

I have found this pretty accurate:

http://ukie.accuweather.com/adcbin/u...end=1&whent=20

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This may or may not be of help, but there are buoys and various met stations scattered around the UK which give hourly information on both wind, temp and wave height.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/United_Kingdom.shtml

Click on the one closest to you.

-Alex
I find the wavebouy data very useful . It needs to be combined with info from the forecast in general . Combined with regular experience of different conditions in my local area i can get a really good idea of what its like out there .
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weather reports are only a guide,as a good idea why dont you do a Aviation Met course? you would be more qualified than a weatherman!!
no seriously, in Aviation, there are TAFS (forecast)and Metars (actuals) i would say that a 4 hour forecast is 80% correct, a 24 hour forecast in 50% correct,
take today for instance, report from TV, aviation, etc said Heavy downpours, overcast at 800 ft in Bristol direction,
completely wrong, ....stunning summers day,,, so if you can really read the weather, wind strength and direction and of course tide data, you can forcast it your self !! just a idea!!! have fun
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