SAFE ENJOYABLE LEARNING AFLOAT AND ASHORE SINCE 1974

Meteorology evening class

  • Course ID: N210
  • Discipline: Navigation
  • Level: Meteorology

Eddie English will explain the causes of the weather and what causes the type of weather we experience. Once you understand what causes our weather it is far easier to understand the weather forecast. Eddie will look at the best weather forecasts for our area and how to read and understand it. 

By knowing the forecast it enables us to plan more accurately and be much safer at sea.

Boat -
Length of Course 1 evening via Zoom 19:30-21:45
Objective In Ireland we have a fairly unique climate. We are on the edge of Europe and the edge of the Atlantic. Weather systems - especially lows move in from the Atlantic. Most of our weather comes from the west - the Atlantic. We need to understand Atlantic Weather Systems and the more elusive High Pressure Systems. With an understanding of what causes our weather we should be able to read and understand the weather forecast - enabling to plan ahead and be safer at sea.
Location Online class using Zoom. You must have a personal Zoom account which is free to set up on www.zoom.us. A work or sports org account will NOT do.
What to bring A4 Notebook, pen.
Syllabus

Principles of Weather, Air masses, Highs and Lows, Frontal systems. Clouds. Fog, Sea Breezes. Weather forecasts and how to interpit them.

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