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Old 14 December 2005, 11:26   #1
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Which online weather forecaster do people use?

Looking at getting the rib out this weekend, and have looked at a few forecasts, which online forecasts do people use? I don't find the bbc 4/5 day outlook very accuate.
I use the webcam at www.bournemouthsurfing.co.uk to check the sea state, but obviously only relavant for my crusing area!
There are loads of online forecasters but which one do peole find the most accurate, for the south coast.
The advantage of all these forecasts if you don't like the look of one, you can always find another that says what you want it to say, to show the crew

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I tend to use the Met Office and go to INSHORE WATERS FORECAST

http://www.metoffice.co.uk/

also you can see the surface pressure charts for planning ahead

http://www.meto.gov.uk/weather/charts/index.html

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Cheers Richard, got those in the favourites now. Not looking too good for the weekend though, have to wait and see.

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weather sites

I use www.metcheck.com
and http://www.sotonmet.co.uk/default.shtm
or http://www.bramblemet.co.uk/default.shtm

There is always http://ukie.accuweather.com/adcbin/ukie/index.asp and http://theyr.net/cg/cny/I8b7585/F=js*NA

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I've found www.weather.co.uk to be OK, but no inshore like the Met Office one. Does give wind speed / direction though.
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Normally use
http://www.meto.gov.uk/datafiles/offshore.html

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www.weatheronline.co.uk
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http://www.metoffice.com/research/oc.../maws_pic.html

This gives actual live data from weather buoys around the country - so you can even tell wave height before you go out!!!
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Originally Posted by codprawn
http://www.metoffice.com/research/oc.../maws_pic.html

This gives actual live data from weather buoys around the country - so you can even tell wave height before you go out!!!

That's cool!

will use that.
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Cant believe no ones mentioned the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/

Its got :-

Shipping Forecast
Inshore Waters Forecast
Coastal Forecast
Buoy Observations
Coastal Observations
Atlantic Pressure Charts
Sea Temperatures
Surf Reports
Coastguard Info
Tide Tables

What more could anyone want - makes me happy to pay my TV licence knowing that at least some of the money is going towards the BBC's fantastic website. There's bugger all on the telly that I'm happy to pay for...
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We use all three of these but the Bramble site is more relevant to our area.

http://www.metoffice.co.uk/

http://www.bramblemet.co.uk/default.shtm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/

(Also tend to check things out with 'Met Office Martin' who's good at reading weather info !!!)

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