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Old 02 June 2008, 04:30   #1
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Predicting Weather

We had perfect boating conditions here in brighton on saturday, which i missed out on as the Mrs assured me it was going to be heavy rain!

Looks like the next week is pretty poor, im hoping to get another chance this weekend.

Can anyone tell me what often indicates we will have calm seas (my sib doesnt like waves!). Light offshore winds?

The weather reports suggest 12-16mph W winds on saturday, Sunday 9-4mph N winds...
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Old 02 June 2008, 07:01   #2
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Old 02 June 2008, 07:05   #3
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thats great! Next question then, does anyone know where i can get one of those stones? Ebay??
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I have loads for sale if anyone wants one - only a fiver each!!!

This has been posted before - suprised some people must have missed it.
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I've got a vast collection of stones, which I keep very local to you. I could let you have two for a fiver.

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Andrew dont listen to john I will do 3 for a fiver or buy 2 get the next 2 same price
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try this one

Hi Andrew
This last weekend was very odd. and the rain was very localised.
We went down to Salcombe (from Soton) and expected to get drenched. but had mainly superb sunshine, but very dark skies in other directions.

try this site www.xcweather.co.uk

most of theier data points are airfields and the like. so it more than just the bbc weather site
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A very good site for Brighton Weather is
http://xcweather.co.uk/

The nearest data point is Shoreham and it seems to be pretty accurate for our bit of the coast.

Link this to the ITV Local Webcam of Brighton Pier and you have all you need without going to the coast to have a look.

http://www.itvlocal.com/meridian/live/

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Ugrib is a V good forcast model - just download a free program and then you have access to a wide range of weather data.
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These look like they are taking the Met Office aerodrome forecasts (TAF's) - if you look at the "raw data" EGTE = Exeter Airport etc. If you want more detail then you can register (for free) at the met office website (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/ga.html) to view the forecasts in detail (with synoptic charts etc) - the cloud information might be interesting, but the freezing levels at altitude might not be

The met office marine observations at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/.../observations/ ,shipping forecast http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/..._forecast.html and inshore forecast http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/..._forecast.html are quite useful too (and you don't need to login for these) !
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Hi, here in Scotland the weather is famously unpredictable. We mostly use 2 websites that breakdown the weather in chunks of a few hours or less, and find them very reliable. The websites that we use are:

[URL="http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=largs"]

[URL="http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=328"] a windsurfing site

hope these help
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thanks for suggested websites, i also found a site www.windguru.com ... but as the forecast seems to change daily i think tis going to be easier for me to just go have a look in person on the morning!

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I've got a vast collection of stones, which I keep very local to you. I could let you have two for a fiver.

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thanks for all your offers, however i spoke to a local shop who said their are alot of cheap chinese copies flooding the market and id be best to buy direct from him, 11.99 but it does come with a 1 year warranty.
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