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 so much different books end. climate forecasts offer you loads of information regarding the elements to come back yet they typically pass over many of the aspect, and the timing of alterations is also imprecise. during this e-book, Dag Pike indicates the best way to translate the fundamentals into useful climate forecasts for you to determine what it is going to be like on your quarter and alongside your proposed course. Sailors might be in a position to make greater use of the to be had wind and keep away from tricky components, when powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations might be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.

With the aid of this ebook, readers will choose up professional advice such as

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

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    Another factor to take into consideration is that the wind always increases in strength around a high headland. This is because the airflow gets compressed as it is squeezed around the headland and this will increase the speed of the flow. A final factor to consider is that the coast station may be located on an upward slope of land and again this will tend to increase the wind speed if the wind is coming in off the sea. All these factors tend to increase the wind speed recorded at a coast station so that wind reports from these locations will generally give a higher wind speed than may exist in the open sea – possibly as much as 10 knots higher, although this may not always be the case.

    Most of the time the predictions generated by the computer are accurate and the system is tried and tested to a high level of accuracy. The problems arise when there are local anomalies in the weather that the computer software may not detect, and when the smooth contours of the isobars on the forecast chart hide local changes and differences. Forecasters are likely to err on the side of caution in developing the verbal or written forecast from the forecast charts, which means they are likely to offer a worse-case scenario, forecasting conditions that could actually exist but may not be the general pattern.

    If you know that the weather patterns are moving from west to east and you are in the western part of the sea area, then you will experience any forecast changes early on. Weather maps can be of great assistance, as you can see how the weather is developing and moving; and local signs and conditions, which we will discuss later, can also remove some of the questions. THE SORT OF DETAILED WEATHER MAP THAT CAN HELP YOU TO BOTH UNDERSTAND AND QUESTION THE FORECAST IN YOUR AREA. 6 EVOLVING WEATHER Weather conditions are rarely static; they are a constantly moving and changing pattern of events.

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