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    Weather forecast

    Hi all, what's the best site to get weather reports?

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    I use a mix of metservice, metvuw and yr.no
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    same.

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    Metvuw never let's me down. Learn what the map shows and you'll be Jim Hickey in no time.
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    I have used all of these as well. Really need to look at them over a few days before you go and see how they are changing as they become more accurate as the days you are looking at get closer.

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    Cool thanks guys, i better start looking now for next week.

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    I use met service and yrno predominantly, but i also use Windytv a lot . https://www.windytv.com/. In my line of work i need to know what the wind is currently doing and planning to do. I use it for hunting to get an idea of the wind direction and what direction to attack the block from. If you haven't seen windytv before id suggest you check it out.
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    Another vote for metvuw here. Metservice is about as much use as a chocolate teapot
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    Metservice site seems to be down at the moment.
    It does give fair forecasts though, out to about 3 days. I don't think its possible t predict beyond that, really. The simulation can be run but ...

    Windytv is great ! I love the overlay of pressure on the wind. You can see it popping into existence in the highs and draining away down the sink into lows (clockwise flow). It's surprising how often I have some doubt what's the general wind direction once I reach the road end.
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    That windytv looks good, I'll be using that to get the offshores for a surf
    Metvuw, yrno and metservice to get a good look at what the weather is up to
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I use a mix of metservice, metvuw and yr.no
    Me as well mainly YR with the Met,
    Yr do obscure places.

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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Normally Met Service and Metvuw. But because of this thread, have just discovered yr.no and Windytv. Thanks @stug and @allister

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    Metvuw mostly. Learn what the features all mean and its good. Accurate two to three days out, and gives a rough indication beyond that.
    For a coastal forecast I use metvuw and metservice. Metservice is usually "worst case scenario" so I draw my own conclusion based on both of them.
    Some of the others will give you accuracy down to a couple of hours (wind shifts, fronts etc), but I don't like hunting or fishing on that type of time schedule.

 

 

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