Introduction to Weather Course
Delivered in partnership with SisterShip Training. Whether you like it or not! Weather is a key factor in the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of your passage. This workshop forms part of our Navigation Qualification. It’s a great introduction and foundation to weather. We will cover weather theory, global and local weather patterns, and other weather-related phenomena. We will also cover how to obtain and interpret forecasts and do some of your own forecastings once you are on the water.
After this course, you will be far better at determining appropriate weather windows for any passage and forecast possible changes in weather by observation.
What is Covered:
- Introduction to weather
- What is weather?
- What causes weather?
- Trade winds
- Synoptic charts
- Highs and lows
- Cyclones/Tropical revolving storms: development and warning signs: action
- Ridges, troughs, frontal depressions
- Warm and cold fronts, occluded fronts: what does this mean to us?
- Jet streams
- Line squalls
- Local weather patterns
- Storm surge
- Synoptic charts – forecast and a case study
- Pressure and wind strength
PLUS, you will get:
- CHECKLIST – Cyclone Preparation (download)
- ARTICLE/PHOTOS – Clouds
- ARTICLE – Interpret, adjust, prepare forecasting
Discount on “Understand Weather – A Mariner’s Guide” $49.99 (including postage). We highly recommend purchasing this book as we will refer to it throughout the course. You can do so by clicking here.
None, enthusiasm and curiosity are a plus.
- Classroom: approx 4 hours
- Virtual: via Zoom. Same hours as Classroom. Material is Express Posted.
Equipment & Material
What’s included in the course?”
All the items mentioned above
What is not included?
Book, “Understand Weather – A Mariner’s Guide”. You can purchase it here.