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Old 19-07-2006, 18:02   #1
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WHO KNOWS A GOOD WEATHER SITE?

I just put up a weather page on my web site at http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/weather.html and I do have a reasonable selection of the usual government sites linked up but I have seen some really great ones on others peoples computers but wasn't clever enought to copy the URL's. Do you know a particularly interesting international or south pacific weather site? Please let me know and I'll grab it!

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Old 19-07-2006, 18:39   #2
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www.weatheronline.co.uk
if you add the following to the end, you will get the Pacific area. /Pacific.htm
www.weather.org is another I use a lot. I also gives satilite imagery and wave heights etc etc.
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Try http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php the government weather site for New Zealand, including subtropics and South Pacific, or www.bom.gov.au for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
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Old 20-07-2006, 00:00   #4
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good one ! thanks, I'll check those out tomorrow AM... right now it's beer thirty.

Asta la vesta or something like that.

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Old 20-07-2006, 08:10   #5
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Try http://nrlmry.navy.mil/sat_products.html

This is by the US Navy Research Lab Monterey Weather Center and they provide virtual real-time sat photos of the entire globe... among other things.

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Old 20-07-2006, 13:41   #6
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Here are my recommendations

For best allround advice and "How to"
http://www.franksingleton.clara.net/

Good link on Grib for all round the world and a "How to":
http://www.globalmarinenet.net/grib.htm

Pacific weather charts
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/#Pacific_Products

Weather software
http://www.hffax.de/html/hauptteil_wxsat.htm
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Old 30-07-2006, 19:00   #7
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thanks to all you sailors that have provided weather sites of interest.

Gallivanters.. I could not get the link to work though it sounds very interesting..

SeaQuesta... yep.. thanks for the Kiwi source.. it's up and running on my site.

Alan... the weather.org site is up and may put up the other later as I expand the page.. thanks!

Talbot.. Well done! Great general info/instruction and the pacific charts are excellent. A gold mine of info!

http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/weather.html see the updates if you like and I will be adding as time goes on. I eventually intend a one page source with a lay-out that is easier to get through than the various agencies now have.

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your weather data looks a tad "East Coast" !
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Old 31-07-2006, 17:59   #9
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Yeah, it's a work in progress. The northern territory is next and then I'll organise the rest of the coast's. A little behind as a race coverage thing is using more of my time than I thought this last week and next. Besides, who goes sailing out west anyway!? Unless you are on your way to Queensland!

I will keep adding till the whole page is covered with buttons if that is what it takes. I just want a one stop shop with easy to work out directions to links. Some of the sites are confusing to work with. The page already gets several hundred veiws a week and want to see that grow.

Thanks for your help!

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Bob try Crownweather.com Everything is on the same page.nice tropical updates and tracks.
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SUNSAIL in Raiatea uses windguru.cz. Their wind and wave predictions were pretty good, but cloud coverage was way off on our recent two-week charter in Leeward Society Islands.
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Old 06-08-2006, 22:10   #12
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Tanks Jean and Bamboo

i'll be giving em a look

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Hi Bob, hey, I have a new weather site for you. It is a reall gem. www.metvuw.com
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My 2 favs are weatherunderground.com and crownweather.com - also I like the noaa weather buoy feature. You can click on an offshore buoy and find the wind speed, wave height, water/air temps.
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I like Seabreeze for showing Australian weather data visually rather than just in figures. It displays hourly wind predictions for direction and strength - all graphically. It also has recent history, updated every few minutes, wave heights, tides, moon phases and more all presented graphically.

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/nsw.asp
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