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by Burst Boiler
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

The Beeb dumped the (UK) Met Office a couple of years ago in favour of the (French) meteo group which caused much spluttering into their warm beer down south. I've found the beeb's tv forecasts more informative as a result, with occasional mention of the jet stream, something the met office never di...
by Burst Boiler
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

At least meteo admits this by having a 65% reliability index for next Wednesday. In settled conditions in the summer, when longer forecasts are more reliable I've seen this a lot higher, but right now even 65% is probably optimistic. As for metcheck, it more or less uses the same GFS model as XC (wi...
by Burst Boiler
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

Probably best if I give a link. This is for Largs.

https://marine.meteoconsult.co.uk/marin ... 1198-0.php
by Burst Boiler
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: XC Weather and the coming storm . . .

Its a characteristic of the GFS model used by XC (and most of the free forecast sites), but its a real pain for passage planning. The French meteo-consult.co.uk site has a Compare Models function that shows what the GFS, Arpege and their own model predicts. GFS is often out of agreement with the oth...
by Burst Boiler
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Interesting plans from Calmac
Replies: 11
Views: 2181

Re: Interesting plans from Calmac

The "road bridges" idea would mean large spikes in traffic using roads unable to carry the current levels. The single track section approaching Tobermory would be blocked as traffic off the Tobermory arrival heading east for Craignure met those off the Craignure arrival headed for Tober. T...
by Burst Boiler
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Any news from the west?
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Re: Any news from the west?

Lochboisdale - decent pontoons with water and power. Nice shower block with good laundry. WiFi range doesn't reach all pontoons. Small cafe in a portacabin. Diesel supposedly available by giving cans to "Donald" who fills them, but after three days of asking him and being assured they woul...

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