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28th October 2010, 11:18 AM
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Hello again,

Just a reminder that the Sailing Weather Information Service forecasts are issued each day and are online at www.sailingweather.co.uk I am receiving lots of feedback about these forecasts, it seems they are now an invaluable part of your planning toolbox. Thank you all!

A bit of exciting news for you too. Sometimes it is hard for you to physically get to a Weather School here in Wombourne. So, I am going to be running Sailing Weather Schools online (although still running the courses here in Wombourne too). I expect the first course to begin on Monday 15th November. They will start at 7.30 or 8pm, last for 2-hours and run over four sessions. I will be presenting the course ‘live’. More details to follow on this, but just wanted you to get the date in your diary. Places are limited.

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 and let me know if you would like to reserve a place.

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Have a good weekend,

Issued: 1200 Thursday 28th October 2010

Low pressure is expected to be to the north of Scotland today. The occluded front extending south from the low is going to be bringing showers to the north and west of Scotland. This showers could be heavy at times, and it is the north and west of Scotland where it will be windy too, in a SW 20-25kt (F5-F6) but 30kt (F7) at times along northern coasts.
To the south a weak ridge of high pressure builds ahead of the next area of low pressure which is developing to the south of Ireland. The effect of this is to bring a mainly fair day to most of the country with some good spells of sunshine. Most paces should be dry, although there will be some showers affecting western and south coasts, most of these well scattered. Winds here mainly SW 11-15kt (F3-F4) but backing and increasing in the far southwest later.
By the evening thicker cloud pushes into the extreme south of Ireland and southwest England as the area of low pressure and occluded front to the southwest of the country start to exert they influence.


Quite a confused pressure regime across the country today, and generally the flow will be rather slack. The area of low pressure across France will be pushing an occluded front northwards and this will be crossing England and Wales, bringing some heavy periods of rain with it. At the present time it appears that most of the rain is likely in southwest England and Wales, as well as eastern Ireland. However, confidence in the forecast is low and so you are advised to check the forecast through the next few days. Winds over England and Wales will be fairly variable, but tending to the SE around 5-10kt (F2-F3). Across Scotland expect the winds to be WSW-SW 9-15kt (F2-F3).
More northern and eastern areas should be fair with some bright spells through the day and variable amounts of cloud.
The rain may reach southern Scotland in the afternoon, but overall much of Scotland should be fair with sunny spells, although a few showers are always possible in the far north.