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Old 12 June 2002, 11:55   #1
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can anybody do anything about the weather in this part of the world (ireland)? It's beginning to get me down. Day after day of white horses and if you do get out its bloody freezing. Flaming June, my arse. I'm depressed. If it wasn't for the world cup I'd emigrate.
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Old 12 June 2002, 12:31   #2
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Not much let up - for the next week at least.

The problem is all to do with the Azores high which just isn't building as it should this summer. As a result all the lows that develop over Canada have nothing to deflect them Northwards - up and over our heads.

Next Wednesday shows a little improvement. But it all depends on that iffy old high.
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Old 13 June 2002, 01:08   #3
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Hi there

I'm off to Scotland tonight, so I'm looking for some better weather around the Highlands coast. If not it looks like I'll spend a few days cruising Loch Ness!

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Old 13 June 2002, 03:03   #4
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Reckon you're going to get piccies of Scotch mist, Keith.

There's a low moving slowly towards the Highlands over the weekend. Notta real lotta wind, such as there will be from the SW.

But notta lotta sunshine for those Kodachrome nice bright pictures.

But what the hell, it's only wind and water. Enjoy yourself....
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Old 13 June 2002, 04:48   #5
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How utterly depressing......think I'll pack my bags and head back to sunny SA
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All extremely interesting, if rather depressing - what might cause the Azores High not to have built up as it should? Is this global warming / el nino or simply 'one of those things'?
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Benjamin, it's nothing complicated really, the bad weather is caused by ME going on holiday! As Mike says it's only wind and water....Moray Firth here I come.....

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Stop being so damned happy and excited Mr.Hart when the weather is so depressing!
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Hi Charles,

I'd be interested to know from which site you obtained the satellite weather image.

Thanks,


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p.s. How do you manage to drive all those boats at the same time ?
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The ones in brackets are distant memories, from the days when Charles was a real ribster!

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Charles, Keith,

I was for a short 6 days vacation at Tinos (Cyclades islands, Aegean Sea) and the weather was at least superb. Bright sunshine, flat calm seas and warm sunny beaches. I really don't want to make you envy me but if that Azores high is responsible for the RERFECT weather we had, may it will never build up.
Charles, have you ever been in Greece ? If not give it a try. You' ll never regret it.
That goes for you too Keith.

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Old 14 June 2002, 01:16   #12
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Why is the Azores High so weak? I've actually got no idea, Benjamin. But I'll go try and find out. If I succeed I'll let you know straight away. Someone out there in cyberspace must have a clue...
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One thing is for certain, there is absolutely bugger-all we can do about the weather. Batman, yes I have been to Greece and it was fantastic. JK, hmmmm, what can I say?
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Pray 4 Sun

Two bookings today, none yesterday and one tomorrow, think I am going to move to Oz.

Dare I say it but if this weather carries on like this for much longer it looks like I may be forced to sell one of the jags and god forbid, rent out the apartment in Monaco!!

Lets hope things dont come to that.

Some useful sites for weather info.


http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/Maps/United_Kingdom.shtml
National Data Buoy Centre ~ Information from data buoys around the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/inshore.shtml
Inshore waters forecast, from the good old BBC

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/meteosat/C02.JPG
Satellite image W Europe

http://www.allmetsat.com/en/i_europe.html
More satellite images and radar

http://www.metoffice.com/datafiles/composite2.gif
Isobars and cloud

http://www.easternsurf.com/esmgirls/new_beauties8.html
After giving it some thought I think we should look at promoting ribbing to a wider community. Perhaps this would be a good place to start.

Praying for Sun in Cornwall.

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Gaelforce no problem with sorting out the weather, just give my wife a call and she'll walk across Irish sea and sort it for you.
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Whiteshoes, the graphic you asked about was from the weather centre on the BBC's web-site.
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