DATELINE: 5th October 2006.
UK weekend weather
With blustery weather prevailing over much of the UK, divers will need
to plan carefully to find decent coastal conditions. On Friday, frequent
and heavy showers will be driven in on the gusty westerly wind. Strong
winds and gales should clear away to the east during Saturday, but a brief
settled period will be followed by more strong winds on Sunday.
L I N K S
Met Office 2 below, local area forecasts divide the UK into 16 coastal
segments. Forecasts are for 24 hours, with outlooks for a further 24 hours.
They are posted at 0500 and 1700, detailing wind, sea state, visibility
and general weather. A three-day national outlook for inshore waters appears
at the end of the section.
Weather Centre repeats Met Office forecasts - but with mapping to define
areas listed. It also provides synoptic charts covering five days. At
the home page select Coast and Sea, where these and other services can
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Useful weather links
1 - today's shipping forecast, by area
2 - today's inshore forecast, by area
BBC Weather Centre - forecast
up to 3 days ahead
Diary - up-to-date maritime forecast and links to weather charts
Buoys - hourly data from maritime buoys giving regularly updated wind
speed and conditions
Weather - wave height and direction around the British Isles - very
handy for divers!
European Weather Forecasting Centre
- good for 3-6 days ahead.
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