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    Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 7:24pm
Originally posted by Black no sugar

Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

I find seaweed is really
good.


Jack, you've GOT to tell us!


Is seaweed-gazing an ancient weather-divination lore? Or is it, when
you get to the seaweed, you should stop driving?


Please tell us before Sunday, so we can give it a go at the sailing club![/
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OK what you do is this..... get a bucket or two of seaweed, boil for a
couple of hours on high, get one clothes peg, apply clothes peg to nose,
drink as much seaweed juice as possible, descend into a deep psycho-
tropic state, see the future and foretell the weather.... see it's simple.


Or alternatively hang some seaweed by your door and if its crispy it will
be fine if its soft it will be raining soon. Old salty sea dog fisher mans tip
thingy.... apparently.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 3:59pm
And get lace-seaweed in the centreboard casing and you can't lift the blade going downwind! Arrgh!!!! That's a perfect way to predict a short, brutal spell of extremely wet conditions for the sailor....    
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Originally posted by Black no sugar

Is seaweed-gazing an ancient weather-divination lore?

Yes.  From  http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A641305 

"Certain types of seaweed can be used to measure the humidity. In the UK there is a type called lace seaweed5, a single, long strand of seaweed, looking a lot like a bootlace. Hang this up in a sheltered area and as the humidity rises the seaweed becomes damp, slimey and pliant, as humidity drops it becomes hard and brittle."

The only snag with this is it didn't predict the weather; it just told you what was already happening. 

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www.weather.co.uk is very good for up to date stuff and forecasts if there is a buoy near to you! or where your going!!

otherwise i use windguru and www.onlineweather.com - which is very consistent and one of the best i have found!
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Seaweed! If it pops when you squeeze it and you can hear it it is something like high pressure!!

 

I cant remember properly but give it a try and see if it works

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BBC is ok for weather or for my local area i look at http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03724.html

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 05 at 10:41am

Originally posted by Jack Sparrow

I find seaweed is really good.

Jack, you've GOT to tell us!

Is seaweed-gazing an ancient weather-divination lore?
Or is it, when you get to the seaweed, you should stop driving?

Please tell us before Sunday, so we can give it a go at the sailing club!

 

 

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www.metoffice.com, www.onlineweather.com, www.xcweather.co.uk and www.windwatcher.net are the ones I use and they seem pretty good. If we are running a big event I also phone the Coastguard and monitor channel 16.

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Mmm seaweed is obviously too advanced for me too!

As well as the sites mentioned weatherweb.net has a good service which
mails out a summary and diagrams for the weekend ahead.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 05 at 11:26pm
seaweed explain?
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