Whats the best weather site?

HI All

What is the best boating weather site?
I usally look at seabreeze or BOM but they seem to contradict each other and
always give out high winds.
I know people are going out boating and the weather is ok.
So whats the best site?



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BOM and Ocean Outlook

Mon, 2008-01-14 15:02

G'day Rod

I use BOM and Ocean Outlook - but that's for my neck of the woods (Albany).

I've never seen any website dead accurate - would be nice wouldn't it.


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yeah i use

Mon, 2008-01-14 15:08
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Mon, 2008-01-14 15:11

i'll try oceanoutlook for a change. It seems that the other two always give high winds,like 20/30 knots on a particular day but then i see reports on this site of people going out and the weather bein good! go figure. gives me the sh*ts
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BOM is pretty accurate

Mon, 2008-01-14 15:12

BOM is pretty accurate because they use weather stations on the coast and seabreeze updates a lot so you have to stay tuned into it to watch how thier predictions go...

As for high winds, well, its been true, its bloody windy! Whether or not you have a vessel that can hack it is another story tho :P And despite all this, there is still idiots going out in the high winds on tiny vessels, bloody crazy pricks.

Also, oceanoutlook is ok but i think its more made for windsurfers so it usually gives optimistic wind reports which end up higher than what is real... however, they all contradict eachother at times because they are still predictions

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Mon, 2008-01-14 15:15

Yeah i agree at the end of the day they are predictions.
It has been very windy for ages.
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i also use buoyweather.com

Mon, 2008-01-14 15:31

i also use buoyweather.com they use virtual buoys,just type in your latitude and longitude,eg 32 and 115 for perth offshore,they seem to be pretty acrurate
cheers ray

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buoyweather for me

Mon, 2008-01-14 15:59

Everytime it says it will be shite it is pretty much spot on, but i still like to look at seabreeze or windguru and hope that buoyweather is wrong - never is just get wet
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www.weatherzone.com.au And I

Tue, 2008-01-15 19:18


And I use the synoptic chart, and that normally gives you an Idea of wind direction.