Christmas is not that far away and I have some great Weather School gift ideas for you. There's my books (The Pocket Weather Forecaster, Sailor's Book of the Weather and GRIB for Sailors, the Weather Why's DVD) and I am offering Weather School gift vouchers enabling you to buy Sailing Weather School vouchers (for Parts 1 and 2) and exchange them any time for Weather Schools as they are announced.
I'm pleased so many of you are using the SWIS forecasts at www.sailingweather.co.uk. Please do keep on sending me your feedback; it's so good that many of you are now using the forecasts as an essential part of your weather planning, and those of you whose boats are not currently in the water tell me SWIS will be your first source when the new season begins.
I still have a couple of places left on Sailing Weather School (Part 2) on Saturday 29th January 2011 here in Wombourne. So if you want to come along, why not book online now at www.weatherschool.co.uk
For those of you who would like a more intensive weather learning experience, I’m running Advanced Sailing Weather on the weekend of 5th/6th February 2011. This will be an intensive two days of weather training from understanding how the weather works to using weather models, GRIB data and making your own forecasts. It is being run for a maximum of three people and I currently have one space left on this course. Again, for more information see http://www.weatherschool.co.uk
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Have a good weekend,
WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST
Issued: 1000 Thursday 18th November 2010
Low pressure is going to be across France through Saturday with higher pressure to the north of the British Isles. The result will be a moderate east to northeast flow across the country. An occluded front affects the northeast of Scotland, with a warm front over southwest England.
Cloud and some outbreaks of rain and drizzle will be affecting more southern counties of England with visibility reduced here to moderate or poor at times. Cloud will be shrouding hill tops too.
An area of cloud and some outbreaks of showery rain will be troubling north-eastern Scotland, close to the occluded front, although again most of these are only going to be light.
In-between these areas conditions are generally fair. There will be some bright spells, but also broken amounts of cloud and it should be generally dry.
Through the day conditions in the south will be improving overall with the cloud tending to break and some bright or sunny spells forming for most. Cloud increases across eastern Scotland and northeast England as some outbreaks of rain push westwards with the occluded front.
Winds will be mainly E-NE 18-23kt (F5) in the far south of England, and along eastern coasts. More generally E-NE 7-10kt (F2-F3) over western parts of the country.
A northeast flow is maintained across the British Isles and Ireland on Sunday. Weak fronts affect the country, with the greatest influence of these being on eastern coasts of Scotland and England. An increased northeast wind flow over the south-eastern quarter of the country will be noticeable.
Cloud and some outbreaks of rain affecting much of eastern England, these outbreaks of rain spreading to the Midlands and central southern England through the day. Parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will have cloud and some showery bursts of rain at first to. Generally though west is best through the day with some sunny spells here.
Winds will be N-NE 22-28kt (F5-F6) but NE 10-13kt (F3) in the north and west.
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