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Weather Forecasts

For centuries going boating safely has relied on making the right decision in terms of the weather.  Knowing where to get weather information is key. On this page we've drawn together some handy resources which are used by our Instructors when they are making decisions. We hope that you find it useful.

Live weather
Cobbs Quay Weather - our home base - here
Poole Harbour Weather (Live data from Poole Harbour)  - here
Cowes Harbour Weather (Live data from Cowes)  - here
Poole Yacht Club weather station - here
Bramblenet - (live from the Bramble Bank)  - here
Local weather
Poole Weather - here
Solent Weather - here
Popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers a simple to use site - here
Weather Forecasts
Coastal Forecast - here
Shipping Forecast - here
Inshore Waters Forecast - here
Shipping & Gales Forecast - here
Inshore Waters Forecast - here
Explanations and terminology
"Gale Force 8" - what does this really mean in terms of wind speed and wave height - here
Want to understand what all the terms mean in the Shipping and Inshore Waters Forecasts. Understand what words like 'Imminent' and 'Soon' really mean - here
Synoptic charts & other sites ~ for the more experienced
A Weather portal with many sources of weather - here
Synoptic - +00Hrs - here
Synoptic - +24Hrs - here
Synoptic - +36Hrs - here
Synoptic - +48Hrs - here
Synoptic - +72Hrs - here
Synoptic - +96Hrs - here

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