By Dag Pike
This is a e-book approximately useful climate forecasting, and it starts off 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 adjustments can be obscure. during this booklet, Dag Pike exhibits how you can translate the fundamentals into functional climate forecasts so you might figure out what it will likely be like on your region and alongside your proposed path. Sailors should be capable of make greater use of the to be had wind and keep away from 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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By comparing these, you can get a good idea of how the weather patterns are changing over time. These consecutive weather charts will show the movement of the weather fronts and the wind changes associated with them, so that you can estimate much more accurately when changes will occur in your particular locality. You can do this with traditional paper forecast charts, but a better solution, using modern technology, is to study computer programs that show moving weather patterns. Computer-generated weather charts are still based mainly on weather information that is processed every 12 hours, but with computer technology all the weather patterns during these 12 hour periods can be shown with the changes every hour or so.
The weather dictates much of what can be done at sea, so you need the best information about the weather that is available if you want to go to sea without nasty surprises. While forecasts can tell a major part of the weather story, they need your input if they are going to be used successfully. The weather forecast will be your basic guide, but making the decision about when to go to sea and what tactics to employ is something that you, not the weather forecaster, must do. Many people blame the forecaster when things don’t turn out as planned, but in the majority of cases it is the yachtsman or motorboater involved who should take responsibility.
This means that an active weather front could be moving at 40 knots or more. YOU CAN GET SOME IDEA OF THE SPEED OF THE WEATHER FROM TWO CONSECUTIVE WEATHER CHARTS. 13 PINNING DOWN THE WIND STRENGTH Knowing the wind direction is important to your weather strategy and planning, but the most important factor in any forecast will be the strength of the wind. The wind strength will largely determine what is practical and possible with regard to your plans to go to sea, but unfortunately this is the factor where the forecasters can be rather vague.