Force 8 - 9 UK South Coast via streaming Cam

Force 8 - 9 UK South Coast via streaming Cam

Post by WeatherCa » Sat, 03 Dec 2005 16:46:26


Very noisy night's sleep - driving rain and strong winds - here on the UK
South Coast - now big seas which will close out the beach as High Tide is
11:15 GMT
will go out around 14:00 once tide drops - just as well I have today off -
should be more of the same tomorrow - so more people out - should be good
via the streaming cam if it stays dry.
http://www.seaspritesports.com/weather-cams.php

Current Weather at : 7:37
Date 02/12/05
Wind SE at 28.0 mph
10 min average wind speed: 27.0
Highest Gust: 50.0 at 4:08
Wind Chill: 5.9 C
Pressure: 980.0 Steady
Temperature: 10.1 C
Current Rain: 365.8 mm/hr
Sunrise: 7:44
Sunset: 15:59

24 hour forecast:
Wind: southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
Weather: rain then squally showers
Visibility: moderate or good.
Sea State: rough
Outlook for the following 24 hours:
Wind: southwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6
Weather: showers, squally at first
Visibility: moderate or good.
Sea State: rough.

Regards

WC

 
 
 

Force 8 - 9 UK South Coast via streaming Cam

Post by WARDO » Sun, 04 Dec 2005 03:02:51

 > should be good
 > via the streaming cam if it stays dry.
 > http://SportToday.org/

Hi Gavin,
All I see is an occasional blob of moving light...liquid sunshine?...;-)
When you get a chance...could you climb up there and clean it off?
Is it possible to construct a shield around the cam or lightly coat the
lens with Joy soap?...(green is pretty H20-repellent)...

Looks like we're in them again here as well, the next couple of days...

AT 09Z...1 AM PST...A 1000 MB LOW WAS CENTERED NEAR PORTLAND WITH A COLD
FRONT EXTENDING SOUTHWARD TO ABOUT 100 NM NW OF POINT CONCEPTION. THIS
FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT...FOLLOWED
BY MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

TONIGHT - NW WIND 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO
10 FT WITH A *** PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
EVENING.

SAT - NW WIND 20 TO 30 KT. STRONGER GUSTS IN THE AFTERNOON. COMBINED
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT WITH A *** PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT - NW WIND 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...LOWERING TO 15
TO 25 KT BY MORNING. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

SUN - NW TO N WIND 15 TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

Temps have definitely dropped...and the wind swell is sloppy...
Ground swell expected on the 'morrow, though...{:~)

Wind Direction (WDIR): NNW ( 340 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 29 mph
Wind Gust (GST): 35.8 mph
Wave Height (WVHT): 8.9 ft
*** Wave Period (DPD): 6 sec
Average Period (APD): 5.6 sec
Mean Wave Direction (MWDIR): NNW ( 334 deg true )
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 30.07 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): +0.08 in ( Rising )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 54.3 F
Water Temperature (WTMP): 58.1 F

WARDOG
http://SportToday.org/

Quote:
> Very noisy night's sleep - driving rain and strong winds - here on the UK
> South Coast - now big seas which will close out the beach as High Tide is
> 11:15 GMT
> will go out around 14:00 once tide drops - just as well I have today off -
> should be more of the same tomorrow - so more people out - should be good
> via the streaming cam if it stays dry.
> http://SportToday.org/

> Current Weather at : 7:37
> Date 02/12/05
> Wind SE at 28.0 mph
> 10 min average wind speed: 27.0
> Highest Gust: 50.0 at 4:08
> Wind Chill: 5.9 C
> Pressure: 980.0 Steady
> Temperature: 10.1 C
> Current Rain: 365.8 mm/hr
> Sunrise: 7:44
> Sunset: 15:59

> 24 hour forecast:
> Wind: southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
> Weather: rain then squally showers
> Visibility: moderate or good.
> Sea State: rough
> Outlook for the following 24 hours:
> Wind: southwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6
> Weather: showers, squally at first
> Visibility: moderate or good.
> Sea State: rough.

> Regards

> WC


 
 
 

Force 8 - 9 UK South Coast via streaming Cam

Post by WeatherCa » Sun, 04 Dec 2005 08:07:40

We had a fair bit of rain coming in, and hail at times...hence the cam was a
wee bit out of focus......

This is a transcript / report to the "local" UK forum, and should give you a
taste of what things were like today....

Oh well, some of the old crew turned up and we sailed from my house.....went
out with 4.0 / 4.2's......and it was manic, over powered and on port tack,
which I'm ***on - was not too good, and instead of getting used to it I
seemed to get worse............then I spotted one of the crew going back in
and changing down........now said "guy" I have not sailed with in ages,
Simon Dawkins, who in his time was a fair competitive sailor, so I thought I
might as well change down to......and opened up a brand new Ezzy 3.5 and new
340 mast.....and it was what was wrong....as after that I sailed so much
better!!!

Had a great hour and a half and was out when we had the gust of 55mph which
flattened a few of us...........another crew member came in just as I was
changing down commenting that he'd broken his jaw by being stuck in his
harness and landing on the mast whilst push looping...think it was going to
be a hospital job at first, which would have meant taking him and missing
the rest of the session.....but luckily he came to his senses and realised
he's either just bruised it bit like a partial dislocation when you get
bashed and can't seem to shut your jaw properly.

As for the rest of the session it was superb with great waves to play on and
superb flat stretches in between the waves.....Simon decided that one on one
blasting / slalom racing was great fun,  and that brough the dormant
competitive spirit out in me and I'm pleased to report that the "old git"
can still hold his own.....but there was another guy out there who whipped
both me and Simon, don't know who he was, but he had balls of steel, for in
those wind speeds you don't want to***up.............

Wind's dropped off now, but still looking good for the morning, might be
more sensible 4.5 weather....though today was the first time I used the 3.5
this year, but I think being on port tack had a lot to do with not being
able to handle the conditions not too well! If I'd been on Starboard would
have been ok with the 4.2!

Current Weather at : 23:03
Date 02/12/05
Wind S at 32.0 mph
10 min average wind speed: 31.0
Highest Gust: 55.0 at 15:28
Wind Chill: 5.2 C
Pressure: 977.9 Rising Slowly
Temperature: 9.8 C
Current Rain: 385.1 mm/hr
Sunrise: 7:45
Sunset: 15:59