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Cold Winter Coming Up, Sailors Expect Dominant Easterly Winds – Weather Guru

18th September 2013
Cold Winter Coming Up, Sailors Expect Dominant Easterly Winds – Weather Guru

#weather – This Winter 2013/14 may be cold again according to the latest ideas coming from a UK weather guru. 

If the latest indications are correct then Ireland is more likely to experience a cold winter than a normal or milder one. Frost and snow would likely be above normal levels across the southern half of Ireland, whilst the north is drier.' Managing Director, Dr Simon Keeling, who produces weekly forecasts for Ireland's largest marina at Dun Laoghaire, stressed to that this was not a forecast for winter, but just a statement as to how models and comparisons with previous years pointed to likely weather this winter.

'For sailors it means that the easterly winds are more dominant than usual. However, it's still early days and weather patterns are constantly changing. But for now it's probably best to plan for a cooler than normal winter.

The guidance notes issued by Keeling details his latest ideas for the coming winter (1st December to 28th February) and discusses the likely weather scenarios that will emerge.

'There has been a change in my thinking over the past few weeks. Initially I was of the opinion that the coming winter would be milder than last year, and that 2012/13 was the winter everyone would remember'.

However, this opinion has been changing recently and this evidence was presented to his clients this morning.

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  • Comment Link Michael Joseph 29th September 2013 posted by Michael Joseph

    Have you nothing better to report than this gloom and bad news. Since when are weather forecasts for more than a week any way accurate ? Please confine your news, or whatever you chose to call it ,to that on the water activity which excites, informs and entertains us under sail [ with a bit of yachting under power and paddle occasionally ] This is an unwanted page-filler which should be used to report on all sorts of interesting things happening NOW.

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