Download e-book for kindle: 50 Ways to Improve Your Weather Forecasting by Dag Pike

By Dag Pike

This is a ebook approximately functional climate forecasting, and it starts off the place so much different books end. climate forecasts offer you loads of information regarding the elements to return yet they typically pass over many of the element, and the timing of adjustments is also imprecise. during this e-book, Dag Pike exhibits tips to translate the fundamentals into sensible climate forecasts so you might determine what it is going to be like on your region and alongside your proposed path. Sailors might be in a position to make greater use of the on hand wind and keep away from tough components, while powerboat drivers extra attracted to the ocean stipulations may be capable of finding the smoothest waters for a greater ride.

With assistance from this publication, readers will choose up professional information such as

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

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    There can be a difference of as much as 30 degrees between the two, with the wind over the land always being more clockwise or a higher direction than the sea wind. When the land wind and the sea wind are flowing in a converging direction along the coast, this will lead to a strengthening of the wind. When they are flowing away from each other, the wind strength will reduce. If you stand with your back to the direction of the wind and the land is on your right-hand side, you can expect the coastal winds to be stronger.

    Checking the forecasts for the areas either side of your region will also help you anticipate the timing of any changes. 17 INCONSISTENCIES IN THE FORECAST When obtaining a weather forecast, particularly the text or verbal type, remember that the forecaster will only give a general indication of the average conditions likely to be experienced over a considerable sea area. Even when you have a weather chart available, you will find that the isobar lines are computer-generated and flow in a smooth pattern that represents the average, based on readings from weather reports.

    Here you can see the way in which eddies are formed in the interrupted flow and where, in places, the flow can actually be reversed or turn in a circular pattern over short distances. The same sort of thing happens in the air, but the effects will be felt over a larger area than that seen on the water and could extend for several kilometres rather than several metres. You tend to get this broken airflow when the wind is off the land. You don’t get features like a bridge pillar standing up into the air stream out at sea, except perhaps a tall isolated rock; it is more a case of the air flow over the land becoming complicated by flowing over uneven topography.

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