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Weather update

Saturday.... great weather. Light westerly breezes.

 

Here is the chart for noon Sunday

It shows SW force 5 Temp 13. Ideal for northbound boats

Not ideal for southbound although the wind is offshore so flat seas prevail if you stay in close to shore.

Gale 8 overnight with rain

Monday (see chart) gale gone through with moderate NW winds – ideal for southbound boats.


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New Met Rainfall Radar site


www.raintoday.co.uk
This show rain over the whole of UK / Ireland. Most useful!
John Leahy, Oceanmaster Sail Training
raintoday

Read more: New Met Rainfall Radar site

WindFinder Next Day Forecast

Windfinder Wind Forecast

These forecasts are relayed from Windfinder.com. Please go to www.windfinder.com for the full wind forecasts.

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Midnight --> 03:00 AM   SMALL HOURS

Next 3 Hours

 

03:00AM --> 06:00AM    VERY EARLY MORNING

 

 

06:00AM-->09:00AM   EARLY MORNING

 

09:00AM --> 12:00AM   MORNING

 

12:00AM-->15:00PM   MID-DAY / EARLY AFTERNOON

 

15:00 PM-->18:00PM   AFTERNOON

 

18:00 PM-->21:00PM     EVENING

 

21:00 PM--> Midnight     NIGHT

May Bank Holiday Weather

John Leahy from Oceanmaster.ie gives us a heads-up on the Sailing weather to expect this Bank Holiday Weekend. As usual, check the forecast and make your own choices ... but the slides below provide a nice handy overview of what seems to be in store for us.

Click on the image below for John's summary of the forecast. Once the slideshow opens, Click on the "Full Screen" button just below it & to the right to see the slides in full screen format.

Weather Forecast Sites

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Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service, is part of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. It is the leading provider of weather information and related services for Ireland.

The Marine Unit has responsibilities in the areas of forecasting, climatology, observations and liaising with national and international bodies in the marine area.

The Sea Area Forecast issued by Met Éireann covers Irish Coastal Waters out to 30 nautical miles, and also includes the Irish Sea area as shown in the map

 

Sea Area Forcast: http://www.met.ie/forecasts/sea-area.asp

Sea area map : http://www.met.ie/pop/sea-area-map.htm

 

Marine Brochure: http://www.met.ie/marine/MarineBrochure2008.pdf

Beaufort Scale: http://www.met.ie/climate/wind.asp#beaufort

 

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SYNOPTIC CHARTS

http://www.notaminfo.com/synoptics

 

 


 

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WINDFINDER

http://www.windfinder.com/forecasts/wind_british_isles_akt.htm

 

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WINDGURU

http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=4862

 

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METCHECK

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=dublin

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XC WEATHER

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/GB/forecast

 

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ECMWF 10 day Forecasts: Amazingly accurate overview up to ten days out.
This site shows high and low pressure (high-=good weather, low = poor weather). It shows high winds in yellow and gales in green.
So if your chosen day shows white and with the letter “H” nearby, the forecast is good.
If it is yellow or green expect rain and wind.
The wind direction follows the Isobars (lines of pressure on the chart)
The bar along the bottom gives the ten days - for example

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

http://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/charts/medium/mean-sea-level-pressure-wind-speed-850-hpa-and-geopotential-500-hpa?step=144&relative_archive_date=2014043000&parameter=Wind%20850%20and%20mslp&area=Europe

 


 

 


 

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PASSAGEWEATER.COM

International Passage Planning Forecasts – covers UK/Ireland.

 

http://www.passageweather.com/

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www.westwind.ch

This seems to be the free version of THEYR TV.

 

http://www.westwind.ch/?page=theu

Despite being slightly difficult to navigate, this is a very useful forecast website giving Wind charts, Precipitation charts etc.

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MAGIC SEAWEED

 

This site is mainly for surfers, but provides useful Swell forecasts, as well as Wind and Pressure charts.

http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-Surf-Chart/1/?imageScale=swell&chartType=HTSGW

 

 

 

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http://www.netweather.tv/

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AccuWeather SAILING FORECASTS

http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/sailing-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather

 

 

Frank Singleton's Weather site - not forecast's per se, but a wealth of weather information targetting at cruising sailors. Well, well worth a visit !

http://weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather/About-Franks-Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

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