Thanks to all of you who have registered and become members of my new SWIS service. It's safe to say that take up has been beyond my geatest expectations, so 'thank you'. If you haven't joined SWIS, now is your chance to get a free 14-day trial. I want the service to be much more than just another weather forecast site.
To register go to http://www.sailingweather.co.uk and don't forget you can receive forecasts by email and your mobile telephone as well as on the internet.
I have just uploaded two new videos which take a look at sailing winds over the weekend, and another explaining why the weather has been so unsettled in recent days. Both are only available to SWIS members, so now is the time to become a member. If your free trial has expired, why not upgrade to Silver or Gold membership by logging onto your account?
Onto Weather School matters and I have announce the data for the autumn Schools. Sailing Weather (Part 1) will be held on Sunday 16th October 2011, and Sailing Weather (Part 2) will be held on Saturday 5th November 2011. For more information and full details of the course, see http://www.weatherschool.co.uk.
Now on with the weekend forecast, and any friends or colleagues who want to receive this forecast can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend,
WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST
Issued: 3pm Thursday 26th May 2011
Low pressure is going to be to the northwest of Scotland on Saturday. A cold front is moving south through southern England and Wales, although it will only be a very weak feature.
There will be some cloud and a few spots of rain associated with the cold front in the south. This will be edging slowly southeast and the cloud is likely to be breaking, allowing bright or sunny spells to develop.
To the north of the front conditions are going to be breezy. There will be showers, most of them in the west where a few could be heavy. Relatively few showers affecting more eastern parts of the country.
Winds mainly W-SW 15-18kt (F4-F5) for most but 25-30kt (F6-F7) in western and northern Scotland, with gale force gusts in the north.
The area of low pressure crossing Scotland on Sunday is certainly one to watch. It is likely to have very strong winds surrounding it, reaching severe gale force at times. The fronts crossing the UK are likely to be rather weak, although will become slowly moving across the southeast of England and central Channel area.
So it will be a very windy day in Scotland. Frequent, blustery showers are going to be frequent and heavy, especially in the west and north. Further showers for western Ireland with relatively few making it to eastern coasts.
Cloud and some spots of rain associated with the cold front in southeast England, but this will be mainly an area of cloud. It may pep-up a little in the afternoon as a weak wave runs along it, but the rain is likely to only be light.
Winds SW 16-20kt (F4-F5) in the south, mainly WSW-SW 19-25kt (F5-F6) in the west and WSW 25 gusting 40kt (F6-F8) or above across Scotland.
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