50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting by Dag Pike

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 typically miss most of the aspect, and the timing of alterations can be imprecise. during this publication, Dag Pike exhibits the right way to translate the fundamentals into useful climate forecasts that you should determine what will probably be like on your quarter and alongside your proposed course. Sailors may be in a position to make larger use of the to be had wind and steer clear of tough parts, when powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations can be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.

With assistance from this ebook, readers will decide up professional suggestions such as

  • Predicting the elements at sea from scanty climate forecasts
  • Knowing what stipulations to anticipate whilst close to cliffs, river estuaries and valleys
  • Understanding how the wind impacts tides

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    The size, direction and gradient of a wave tend to dictate both the comfort level on board and the speed of progress. However, except in open ocean areas, the weather forecasts tend to shy away from giving information about wave heights and direction. This is because the size of the waves, and particularly their gradients, will be affected by several external factors which are not related directly to the wind strength, so forecasting inshore waves can be very difficult and there will tend to be short-term changes.

    If you have consecutive weather charts available, you’ll be able to get a good picture of when and how the wind strengths will change. It is when you are having to rely on verbal or text weather information, such as that given over the radio, that you will need to interpret the forecast to get a better and more reliable idea of how the wind strength will develop and change. A CHART OF THE SHIPPING FORECAST AREAS IN NORTHERN EUROPE THAT CAN HELP YOU BUILD UP A PICTURE OF THE WEATHER FROM VERBAL FORECASTS.

    As in most situations where the wind is involved, the effects will be more noticeable when the wind is stronger. First let us look at the effect on the tidal streams. The tidal stream is a mass of flowing water, strongest in the middle of the stream but slowed at the edges where it comes into contact with shallower water or the land. The wind is in direct contact with this flowing water at the surface and it is not hard to visualise the effect. When the wind is blowing with the tide, the tidal stream will flow stronger at the surface and this effect will be felt a metre (3ft) or so down, in the region of the water where boats operate.

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