50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting by Dag Pike

By Dag Pike

This is a e-book approximately sensible climate forecasting, and it starts off the place so much different books end. climate forecasts offer you loads of information regarding the elements to return yet they generally omit many of the aspect, and the timing of adjustments is additionally obscure. during this e-book, Dag Pike exhibits easy methods to translate the fundamentals into sensible climate forecasts so you might figure out what it will likely be like on your zone and alongside your proposed direction. Sailors can be capable of make larger use of the on hand wind and keep away from tricky parts, when powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations should be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.

With assistance from this publication, readers will decide up professional advice such as

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

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    There are now specialist software programs that allow you to link in to weather information, either by email or by Internet connections, and these usually have excellent weather charts that show wind and sea conditions as well as the isobar charts. Out at sea, you may not have access to the Internet and obtaining good weather forecasts can be more difficult. The facility for talking directly to the forecaster can be harder to achieve, but mobile phone links are improving and one system being developed will allow sophisticated weather information to be downloaded to a mobile phone.

    When the wind and tide are flowing in the same direction, the wavelength will be increased so that the gradient of the waves becomes less; the ride of a boat will be more comfortable because there will be more time between each wave crest for the boat to adapt to the changing shape of the wave. When the wind and tide are flowing in opposite directions, the wavelength becomes shorter and the waves become steeper. In these conditions, the waves can be so short and steep that they are liable to break, and these wind against tide sea conditions are notable for the considerable increase in breaking waves.

    In inshore waters, several other factors come into play. The waves will be smaller under the shelter of the land where the fetch - the distance from the land to your position in the direction from which the wind is blowing - is reduced. There are tables that show this difference and these give a guide of what you might expect. A WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN WAVE FORECAST CHART. In tidal waters (which applies to most inshore waters), the direction and strength of the tidal flow will have an impact on wave size and gradient.

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