Example Forecast 03/03/12 – 04/03/12 – Friday Arvo. Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Right things have changed or cleared-up a bit compared to earlier in the week, so hang on tight and pay attention……….! On Friday a deep Low of 969 millibars South East of Greenland will stretch as far down as to be off the Irish West Coast with another centre to it at about 990 millibars. This big expanse of Low will swing (like a clock pendulum) towards us in a counterclockwise direction (Easterly track) as Friday ends and into Saturday. But as it does so, a Scandinavian High of 1031 millibars and another High of 1032 millibars in Southern Europe will push the lower Low up North (off Scotland by midday). If this were not enough, from the West (across the Mid-Atlantic) two fat Low’s (in the 1012 millibar plus range) will start to make their way in our direction. The first Low will squeeze in between the Southern European High, and a new High that is coming in to play from Nova Scotia and into the Mid-Atlantic at about 1020 millibars. Sunday will see the original Greenland Low still in situ on the Western fringes of the Denmark Straight at about 985 millibars by now, with it’s original lower pendulum brother Low having swung up North off the North West Coast of Greenland and into the Norwegian Sea at about the same pressure depth. The two Mid-Atlantic Low’s will start to come right in to the South West at 1020 millibars and sit off the Coast for a few hours, before going in land, and heading off up to the North East into the Northern North Sea, the second Low will soon follow - these Low’s will be sucked by the Norwegian High (1028 millibars) and pushed by the Southern European High. So as you can see there is a lot going on, so make sure you read your particular area and surrounding areas to make the most of what there is…….

OVERALL

Northern Scotland, at times could be good. The East Coast won’t have much, the South Coast will be weak (except in the far South West of the South Coast). The South West and Wales will be challenging on two levels, the size and also wind dodging – do read your individual areas for further hints! ;0) Good hunting…….

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Head for sheltered spots that will not be too big for you if you are in the South West (Newquay Town Beaches and Croyde at High tide are your best options). Wales will also be okay at times, but it may well be challenging for you guys (size-wise). But the best options would be Wales and North Devon as it will be more manageable for you guys overall.

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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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