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4th February 2010, 08:41 PM
Hello again,

We are set to head back into the freezer next week, so make the most of this weekend if you can.

Weather School was a great success last week. Running one this Saturday for you YBW.com boys and girls in Reading. I know it is a long way off, but the next scheduled Sailing Weather School (Part 1) will be held on Saturday 6th November here in Wombourne. Places are booking up fast, so if you want to come along I would recommend an early booking, see http://www.weatherschool.co.uk for details.

If you can’t get to the course then you can teach yourself using my Weather Why’s DVD. Thanks to all of you who have bought one so far, and for the wonderful feedback you have been giving me. To see free sample videos or to purchase your copy go to http://www.weatherweb.net/weatherwhys.htm

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Have a good one,

Issued: 2100 Thursday 4th February 2010

An area of low pressure is going to be passing eastwards through the Channel today. This will be clearing into the continent by the early afternoon. Pressure then builds to the west as a weak trough (shown as the occluded front on the chart) moves into eastern England and Scotland.
Outbreaks of rain associated with the low pressure systems will affect the southeast of the country at first on Saturday morning. This is only going to be light and will be fading away rather quickly.
Elsewhere it is likely to be quite a cloudy, murky start, perhaps with some mist and fog through northern England and Scotland. This should be clearing away and then the day will become brighter with sunny spells breaking through. The best of any sunshine tending to be through Wales, western England and Ireland.
Northern Scotland may be cloudier with some spots of light rain, these brought about by the occluded front.
Winds will become mainly N-NE 10-12kt (F3-F4) through southeast England as the low clears, tending to be more E-ESE 12kt (F3-F4) for Scotland and northeast England. Mainly E 4-6kt (F2-F3) for Northern Ireland, western Scotland and NW England, and N 3-5kt (F2-F3) for Wales and southwest England as well as Ireland.


In contrast to Sunday the winds will be increasing through western areas on Sunday as low pressure moves to the west of Ireland. An occluded front will be trying to move eastwards, but will become virtually stationary as it comes up against the cold, easterly flow breaking through from the continent.
A cloudier day to come through most of England, Wales and Scotland. There could be some spots of light rain or sleet over windward facing hills, but generally it should be dry, although with lots of cloud.
Further west rain will be trying to edge in with the occluded front, this is likely only to affect the far southwest of Ireland and perhaps the Isles of Scilly later.
Winds will be increasing to a SE 25-30kt (F6-F7) for southern Ireland and later the far southwest of England. Mainly E-ESE 10-15kt (F3-F4) elsewhere.



4th February 2010, 10:05 PM
Thanks Simon. The charts aren't loading though - I'm getting a '404 not found' error.