Example Forecast 19/11/11 – 20/11/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A Low of 992 millibars will move down the West Coast of Ireland on Saturday, filling as it goes. Saturday will see a Low of 999 millibars sitting just South West of Ireland, with another of the same depth just South of Iceland. Meanwhile, South East of Greenland a deep Low in the 965 millibar range will start to move North Easterly (in our direction). This latter Low will move North and East as Sunday comes, it will be East of Greenland by midday. This movement will of course effect the other two Low’s nearer us, pushing Saturday’s South Western Irish Low down through Biscay and into / just off the Spanish / Portuguese Coasts by the same time on Sunday. The Low South of Iceland, will be eaten / assimilated by the Greenland Low as it moves into our sphere of influence. Whilst all this is happening over the period, the High action will come from the Black Sea / South East Russia / far Eastern Europe at 1024 millibars. Sunday will see the High split into two in a reverse osmosis (yes we did use Wikipedia!) way, thus being a bigger entity, and reaching as far as the UK. As a consequence of the size of the new High and it’s reach, the winds (which have been Southerly / South Easterly for most spots on Saturday), will continue. This will lead to a decrease in swell everywhere, due to the lack of any Low in our immediate vicinity (the only real one being way over in the Mid-Atlantic East of Greenland). With any big High pressure effecting us though, there is always a chance that the winds could be stronger or weaker than indicated (as shown last weekend, with the stronger winds being on Sunday), so there is a chance that the same could happen this weekend. So bare that in mind, see it, ride it, as the next day will probably not be as good……

OVERALL

Another cooking weekend, especially in the South West - Saturday will be the better of the two days, both in Scotland and for the Welsh and South West Coasts.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Another challenging weekend for you guys in the South West, especially on Saturday which will be overhead. Sunday will be smaller, but still good for your duck-diving practice! Get wet, but “watch” and learn…..

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Scotland
Scotland
East Coast
East Coast
Wales
Wales
South West
South West
South Coast
South Coast
Channel Islands
Channel Islands
It should be remembered

It should be remembered:

  • Regardless of the Weekend Outlook if there is surf, you should be out there to improve your surfing ability
  • so unless it’s flat, just ignore it(!) and go surfing.
  • The Weekend Outlook is aimed at those who are competent at paddling out in 6ft plus surf and looking for perfect conditions.
  • This is a SURF report, we care about the waves, as to whether it is sunny, rainy, snowy or hailing is incidental, and neither here nor there as far as we are concerned.
  • Also note that this is always written for midday, so there may be variances during the AM and PM.
  • Wave Heights are written in what you are actually taking in the face / duck diving, we are not into macho bs of measuring the wave from the back, this is the real thing, what you drop and ride = simple.


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