How To: Pressure (synoptic) weather charts explored

Following on from the discussion on hectopascals and atmospheric pressure: Let’s use the same chart again. This time you know what the numbers mean, various high and low pressure areas. But there are different kinds of lines to be seen also. In this chart we are concerned with five types light black line with numbers…

How To: “What does 965hPA mean?”

Courtesy of another search that brings people here, and following Hurricane Katya last week and the synoptic chart that I linked for it. So we’ve started with that same synoptic chart again. In this chart we have a low pressure area, Hurricane Katya, north west of Ireland, in sea area Rockall, right in the centre at…

How To: Watching Dover and the English Channel

You don’t have to be planning a swim to get used to watching the Dover weather. Maybe you have friends over there. Maybe you’re thinking about the distance future. Maybe you’re just a Channel junkie. First there’s the Shipping Forecast for the immediate future. Of course, you’ll also want to understand it.This what the pilots use.…