By Dag Pike
This is a booklet approximately useful climate forecasting, and it begins the place such a lot different books end. climate forecasts provide you with loads of information regarding the elements to return yet they generally pass over many of the element, and the timing of adjustments is additionally obscure. during this e-book, Dag Pike indicates find out how to translate the fundamentals into sensible climate forecasts that you should determine what it will likely be like on your sector and alongside your proposed path. Sailors could be in a position to make greater use of the to be had wind and steer clear of tough parts, when powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations could be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.
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Make a note of the forecast not only for the area you are or will be in, but also for the areas on either side. With the forecast written down, you will be able to study it at leisure. This will allow you to interpret what the forecast is saying in more detail; in verbal forecasts, the forecaster tends to make every word used have significance, so make sure that you get it down word for word. Having the forecasts for either side of your area will also help you to build up a picture of what the weather is doing and you might be able to get a better indication of what is in store for the next 24 or 36 hours.
A CHART OF THE SHIPPING FORECAST AREAS IN NORTHERN EUROPE THAT CAN HELP YOU BUILD UP A PICTURE OF THE WEATHER FROM VERBAL FORECASTS. 14 THE LANGUAGE OF FORECASTS MARINE FORECASTS GLOSSARY Marine forecasts contain a number of terms that are used to convey specific meanings. Gale Warnings ● Gale – Winds of at least Beaufort force 8 (34-40 knots) or gusts reaching 43-51 knots ● Severe gale – Winds of force 9 (41-47 knots) or gusts reaching 52-60 knots ● Storm – Winds of force 10 (48-55 knots) or gusts reaching 61-68 knots ● Violent storm – Winds of force 11 (56-63 knots) or gusts of 69 knots or more ● Hurricane force – Winds of force 12 (64 knots or more) Note: The term used is ‘hurricane force’; the term ‘hurricane’ on its own means a true tropical cyclone, not experienced in British waters.
Do this knowing that you have the option of turning round and coming back if you don’t like what you see. Also look for stopping places along the route where the day’s sailing could be abandoned if the conditions turn out to be worse than expected. Keep your options open as much as you can but remember it is you, not the forecaster, who has to make the final decision about whether conditions are suitable for you, your crew and your boat. MAKING THE DECISION ABOUT WHEN TO GO TO SEA IS SOMETHING THAT YOU, NOT THE WEATHER FORECASTER, MUST DO.
50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting by Dag Pike