Originally Posted by jwalker
Forcasters can't do it. Too much reliance on computer models, I don't doubt.
Yes and no, I reckon. They seem to get a lot of data from The European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecasting, ECMWF
who use computer modelling, and then put their own spin on it. It's at this point that it all seems to go wrong! I've found that looking directly at ECMWF often gives a fairly accurate prediction if you use your own interpretation of the charts that they produce.
Their forecast for this weekend was for very light winds.
And guys, I really need to tell you off now, as Mike Garside suggested this site about two years ago and I've been singing its praises ever since.
Here's their chart for Saturday: