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Weather Manual for Cruisers

Many years of combined knowledge, recreational and commercial sailing the world.   Weather – we can’t avoid it. Good or bad it’s always with us but with study and observation we can better prepare and, at times, choose the conditions we’d like to tackle. (For more details and full contents, scroll down: includes southern hemisphere/Australian …

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How to Read a Synoptic Chart

Hot or cold? Remembering that air flows clockwise around Low Pressure systems and anticlockwise around High Pressure systems, a fairly typical summer Australian weather map (below: Image One) shows: North to northwesterly winds over eastern Australia on the western side of a Tasman Sea high. They carry hot, dry air from inland Australia southward over …

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