Thursday, 25 August 2016
Friday, 13 February 2015
The night's are lighter and this morning the sun was up not long after 0600. I reckon you can be in the water well ahead of 7 and that's precisely the plan for tomorrow. Heavy weather on the other side of the pond has kicked up a heck of a lot of snow and a fairly decent, long period swell pointed straight at the south coast. Been watching it all week...
This afternoon's rain from a low crossing the UK will clear overnight and a nice NNW wind flow will set itself up in its wake.
Only one place to be if you ask me - and that's the Jurassic coast and the long walk out to the mighty Broad Bench.
Lets hope there aren't many others around with the same idea.
Monday looks interesting too.
Posted by plappers at 07:49
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A draughty old day thanks to hurricane Gonzales.
Our satellite imagery picked up some cracking images as the storm wound up to the west of the UK and swung out into the North Sea.
Posted by plappers at 13:26
Saturday, 11 October 2014
A pretty little dartboard will emerge in the NAT over the next two or three days. Weighing in with a low of less than 955mb it'll be packing a serious punch. The swell's likely to peak on Thursday at around 8-9 feet and 15 or 16 secs so expect most places to be maxing out and the wind'll be howling in from the south. Big, beefy and in all likelihood a lot of work.
Posted by plappers at 01:23
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Atlantic seems to have woken up a little this week - Low pressure is back on the scene and it's a pretty good picture on the run up to the weekend. This week's lows are nicely positioned - high in the Atlantic and mobile enough to extend their influence over Cornwall, bringing in a fresher feel and westerly winds through Wednesday and Thursday, before high pressure ridges in across Fastnet through Friday.
There's some uncertainty on exactly how quickly the ridge will develop on Friday with the EC model wanting to drop it to no more than a feint zephyr by late arvo and it could glass off nicely in the evening. Fingers crossed here.
The main bulk of the swell isn't destined for us but there'll be a manageable groundswell over the weekend and a nice south-easterly breeze to keep things nice and clean.
Posted by plappers at 12:01
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Hurricane nomenclature is a bit silly. This latest one's been given the name Edouard which is almost impossible to spell. It's in the western tropical Atlantic at the moment, doing the meteorological foxtrot and the best the computer models can tell us right now is that it'll continue to beef up for the next couple of days before heading east towards us.
By Thursday it'll be here -
Friday here ...
...And by Saturday it'll have lost its identity.
This is likely to bring a decent pulse of long period swell towards Corn which'll hit some time Saturday afternoon and last for a couple of days. I like these kind of swells, nothing too hectic, 3-4 foot, meatier sets and plenty of time to paddle out.
Posted by plappers at 14:35