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Wind forecasting

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Created by Gale > 9 months ago, 11 Feb 2018
Gale
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11 Feb 2018 8:19PM
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I find the wind forecasting here on seabreeze leaves a lot to be desired. When its blowing a hurricane here in Rockingham it tells me theres hardly any wind in Mandurah, which is only 20Ks down the coast.....not posssible ! check out todays chart for safety bay and Mandurah . Surely that cant be right.

hardie
WA, 3984 posts
11 Feb 2018 8:59PM
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Gale said..
I find the wind forecasting here on seabreeze leaves a lot to be desired. When its blowing a hurricane here in Rockingham it tells me theres hardly any wind in Mandurah, which is only 20Ks down the coast.....not posssible ! check out todays chart for safety bay and Mandurah . Surely that cant be right.


Got nothing to do with seabreeze, the Mandurah Wind and Weather station is located in a notoriously bad position in the lee of the mandurah Y Club, it is very inaccurate for mandurah weather and wind readings and they are actually going to move the station away from there.

Subsonic
WA, 1486 posts
12 Feb 2018 12:27PM
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The Safety bay meter also over reads. Better to look at the Garden island meter for a more accurate reading.

not sure if its a placement problem, or a computer problem.

AUS1111
WA, 3219 posts
12 Feb 2018 1:10PM
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As far as I can tell the only graphs that give an accurate indication of the conditions are Fish Rocks, Melville Water and Garden Island.



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