Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Both have their origins in old tropical storms...
Number one swell - locked in nicely and very likely to happen....
Posted by plappers at 13:34
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
If you've got time on your hand and don't mind the schlep, the east coast might be worth a sniff early next week.
Beyond that and we have to venture into the long range forecast where things aren't reliable to get excited -
This is about the best I can muster.
Posted by plappers at 14:02
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
It's been a while since a chart like this has appeared in the forecast horizon and with 15 days to go before its supposed to happen, its unlikely to actually happen. It's not quite the PERFECT forecast chart, but near enough and if it comes to fruition then a few days off will almost certainly be on the cards.
Posted by plappers at 10:36
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Bertha's out there and looks like fattening herself up nicely over the next couple of days. At this stage in the game, its impossible to know exactly what'll, happen but I like this solution from ECMWF.
50-60mph winds and waves on the south coast in August. That'll be a fine thing.
Posted by plappers at 08:25
Monday, 21 July 2014
Looks like last week's prophecy stands a pretty good chance of coming to fruitition.
Nothing huge but of good enough size to get more than a little excited about.
Here's the swell in its infancy...
Wednesday morning dawn patrol looks like the choice session as the sea breeze will probably be on it come mid morning.
And here is the wind when the swell arrives.
Posted by plappers at 03:44
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
It's been a while and this is the first update from my ipad so I haveno idea of how good the formatting will be.
There's not been a massive amount to get excited about of late, a few scraps here and there. South-easterly winds haven't seemed to be on the agenda, and when they have it's been a case of no swell. Typical Cornish summer I hear you say. However, there's a storm brewing out in the slot later this weekend and this should swing some waves our way during the middle of next week. Early days for any detail, but there's more than a good chance of winds either being light or offshore at the time the swell arrives and some real waves might be on there cards.
Posted by plappers at 15:34