Weather and Tides
Weather conditions are pretty kind on the River Blackwater we often have a micro climate and miss most of the worst weather in the area.
Winds generally are from the west or southwest but when the wind is north easterly or easterly it can get choppy particularly when wind over tide prevails.
The river between Osea Island and the club is about half a mile wide causing the tidal flow to be quite strong at times, so great care should be taken particularly when using a tender. Near High Water there often is a back eddy which when launching boats should be noted.
Below are links to various sources of weather information provided by club members, if you have a favourite we have missed or find a broken link please refer to the Cruiser Who’s Who page.
Look at the bottom of this page for an interesting animated weather information site.
Inshore Waters and Strong Winds Forecast Met Office
Shipping Forecast and Gale Warnings Met Office
5 Day Regional Weather Forecast Met Office
Surface Pressure Charts Met Office
UK General Forecast Map (selectable location) Met Office
Current Local Conditions (North and South) East Coast Pilot
Synoptic Charts + North Atlantic and Europe Meteorological information weathercharts.org
Synoptic Charts 12 – 120 hours Bracknell – notaminfo.com
Wind Observations Nationwide and Forecast Maps xcweather.co.uk
Wind Finder 7 Day Regional Forecast Wind Gusts, Waves and so on – windfinder.com
14 day Sailing forecasts – Gusts, Pressure, Waves, Visibility, Precipitation – weatheronline.co.uk
Grib Files – Generally available for PC, Tablets or Phones
What are Grib Files plus a broad range of weather information – The Weather Window
Grib files worldwide Free software, no tricks or hidden costs – grib.us
Grib files worldwide Free software – zygrib.org
Using Weather or Tidal Apps? Please tell the Cruiser Captain so we can include them.
Windyty.com An interesting animated World forecast site – click on map for live location info