Barry Howard: Weather

Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær *

I'm an Associate Fellow at The Royal Meteorological Society, and although I spent my formative years researching micro-climates in sub-Arctic regions, local weather is still of great interest. I need forecasts more than news! and spend a significant amount of my time out observing atmospheric conditions. It's important in my job to work with the weather, and never 'take it on' although there are times when you have to just 'get on with it'.

Local conditions are monitored very closely on an hour-to-hour basis, and failure to know the forecast-atmospheric vagaries for the day can quite simply result in the loss of the contract for that day - which is pretty unprofessional in my book, and unforgiveable for any outdoor professional who purports to be switched-on.

I use from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute / NRK, and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts(ECMWF), occasionally the BBC Weather Centre, together with the UK Meteorological Office based in Exeter. However, by far the most comprehensive - and accurate - for the areas it covers is Mountain Forecast.

Below are widgets from the Met Office and the Norwegian weather bureau 'yr' .

I run basic forecasting courses at Asheldham for anyone interested. They are a day's duration and link local weather, European conditions, and oceanic location. 

'There's no bad weather, only bad clothes.'  Norwegian saying...and oh so true.


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