Our manual: The Mariner’s Guide: Understanding WEATHER contains many Useful Marine Weather Links
We’ve included the photos and links here to make access/viewing easier.
Useful Marine Weather Links
Marine Safety Five Vital Weather Checks
This article on clouds is courtesy of Viki Moore: It includes the photos (on clouds) that are in the manual
Wind is a direct result of heat from the sun.
Cyclone Warning System: The BOM supplies Tropical Cyclone Threat Maps and Warning Messages
For more information, the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have produced a video on using VHF marine radio for weather information:
VHF Broadcasts by State and Territory Authorities
Full details: ACMA YouTube video (in collaboration with BOM)
Adjust, Interpret, and Prepare: Some forecasters can access more information than others. Different algorithms are used as are different forecasting models. Some apps will just churn out a computer model’s predictions, other apps will employ a meteorologist to correct and update these predictions (and some won’t). App creators choose what they show, some will simplify the information while others will include as much as they can. I’ve even read that the expectations of recipients can influence some forecasts!
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All being well we are coming to Melbourne for a Maritime Training Extravaganza and a Chat about our circumnavigation (1.5 times) – and our trip through Europe on an old Dutch Barge!