By Dag Pike
This is a publication approximately functional climate forecasting, and it starts off the place so much different books end. climate forecasts provide you with loads of information regarding the elements to return yet they typically miss most of the element, and the timing of alterations is also imprecise. during this booklet, Dag Pike exhibits find out how to translate the fundamentals into useful climate forecasts that you should figure out what it is going to be like on your sector and alongside your proposed path. Sailors may be in a position to make higher use of the on hand wind and stay away from tricky components, while powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations can be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.
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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. You get the reverse when the wind is blowing against the tidal stream - this will slow the flow down.
It could be longer, it could be less, but if you have an understanding of the weather patterns you should have some idea of the speed of change. You’ll know where you are within the given forecast sea area, so you should be able to fine-tune the meaning of ‘later’. If you are at the point in the sea area where the weather system first approaches, ‘later’ is likely to mean within the next 6 hours. If you are on the far side, it could mean up to 24 hours. From this you can see how important it can be to fine-tune the weather forecast with your own interpretation.
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.