Take a look at the weather

There are numerous weather apps and forecasting programs you can use to check the forecast before heaind out on the water. Here are a few that may help you plan your adventures.

  • Met Eireann Sea Area Forecast. If you want a quick look at simpler precipitation, sun and wind go straight to met.ie.
  • The UK Met Office gives harts cfor you do your own forecasting.
  • Windy.com gives great moving graphics of the weather patterns.
  • ECMWF is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. give a wealth of researched forecasting information.

Allways check the weather forecast for the dduration and of your planned adventure and beyond, before you head out on the water ..

  • Wind direction
  • Wind strength
  • Swell
  • Rain
  • Sun

Tell someone where you are going, how and when you are due back.

Allways …

Do I have the correct clothing? Are my crew ready for the trip? Do we have fuel? Do the bouyancy aids fit everyone correctly? Did we pack sun cream and water? VHF and mobiles charged? Passage plan made?

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