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Topic: Best Weather Website
Posted By: sundowner6959
Subject: Best Weather Website
Date Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 9:45am

Hi Guys,

What is the best weather website for the UK and the sites that you use most often. I seem to get all excited with a good 20+ mph breeze forcast only to trun up at the event and hang around for hours until the smallest of zephyrs arrives. 

Maybe its because I am using the free sites which may not be a accurate?

Cheers




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Posted By: Claymore
Date Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 10:30am
www.theyr.net for a good forecast and
www.xcweather.co.uk for what's been happening over the last few hours.




Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 11:08am

wind guru



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 4:59pm
yachts and yachting weather page!!! lol!!!!!!!

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Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 01 Nov 04 at 5:14pm
Look out the window.  Instant results.  I find that most of the free sites are aimed at those who want to know if it is safe to hang out the washing.  So if there is a chance of a bit of wind they always go over the top.  Mind you I am too tight to sign up to a site you have to pay for.

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Posted By: sundowner6959
Date Posted: 02 Nov 04 at 9:31am

Cheers BWD.

As I don't believe them anyway I won't be signing up either. I'll go back to my usual '' You get what you get'' and ''' head out of the boat'' sayings.



Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 02 Nov 04 at 1:15pm

I agree with you on that one. It does not seem to make much difference to me what the forcast says.  I still go to the club.  Moan about the wind direction and then go sailing anyway and enjoy myself. Much better that sitting at home with the childrens progs. on the telly and the wife nagging me to get up and do something.



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Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 02 Nov 04 at 2:42pm
www.theyr.net is by far one of the most consistent

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Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 27 Feb 05 at 10:37am

You have got to check out this weather station - LIVE weather. The arrows move in real time.

http://www.devilsdyke.net/live_weather.htm - http://www.devilsdyke.net/live_weather.htm

There are also 2 webcams. I know this isnot a sailing related site but it is a great example of a weather site. Web designers / meteorologists please take note.



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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 15 Mar 05 at 5:58pm
http://www.metoffice.co.uk - www.metoffice.co.uk seems to work for me,,,,,,,,,the bbc one seems crap

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Posted By: GBR176671
Date Posted: 15 Apr 05 at 8:59pm
www.windguru.cz is the best weather forecast

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Posted By: KnightMare
Date Posted: 15 Apr 05 at 9:58pm
yeah that is definatly the best one in my opinion.

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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 15 Apr 05 at 10:58pm
I find seaweed is really good.

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Posted By: hydrographer20
Date Posted: 15 Apr 05 at 11:26pm
seaweed explain?

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 12 May 05 at 1:08pm
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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Posted By: Buzz
Date Posted: 13 May 05 at 10:20am

http://www.metoffice.com - www.metoffice.com , http://www.onlineweather.com - www.onlineweather.com , http://www.xcweather.co.uk - www.xcweather.co.uk and http://www.windwatcher.net - 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.



Posted By: Black no sugar
Date 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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Posted By: Ginger_69
Date Posted: 05 Jun 05 at 7:28pm

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



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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 05 Jun 05 at 8:50pm

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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Posted By: ssailor
Date Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 3:31pm
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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Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 3:47pm

Originally posted by Black no sugar

Is seaweed-gazing an ancient weather-divination lore?

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



Posted By: Black no sugar
Date 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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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date 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![/
P]

 


 



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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