Example Forecast 04/02/12 – 05/02/12 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Things they are a changing, and radically. It is now a more complicated picture than earlier on in the week, so hold on tight as it is a bit of a moving target……. The High of 1040 millibars over the UK on Friday will be compressed by the several Low’s, one fat-ish Low in the North Sea at 1032 millibars moving down the North Sea and into Northern Europe by Saturday PM. While this is happening two Icelandic Low’s in the 990 millibar range will remain in Greenland / Iceland area for Saturday, before joining together and filling to about 998 millibars for Sunday, moving North East as this happens into the Norwegian Sea. If that were not enough, a deep North American Low of 980 millibars will scoot across the Atlantic, this will help push the Greenland / Icelandic Low into the Norwegian Sea (as previously mentioned) - but this North American Low will also squeeze the High. So with all that clearly(!) laid out, now back to the High, which as explained will be over the Mainland of the UK on Friday at 1040 millibars, but it will be squeezed, and by Saturday this High will be moving West of into the Bay of Biscay and off the Galician / Portuguese Coast by Sunday. All this will mean that swell and winds will have changed somewhat quite radically for quite a few areas, so do read the detail…….

OVERALL

Pretty big changes compared to earlier in the week some North Scottish spots and some South Coast English and South facing Welsh spots would be our call at various times over the period. Some more hunting and knowledge than usual will be the key to getting it good – see it, ride it!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

A cold mixed bag of a weekend, either go East or if you go West more hunting will be needed, as the winds switch over the period.

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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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