sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 weather
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 weather

'Forecast chart valid for 1600hr today'   

Latest weather from Kenn Batt:

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 forecast. Nil warnings current.


Synoptic situation: A high pressure system over New South Wales will move eastwards into the Tasman Sea today, maintaining a ridge over Queensland. The upper level trough that caused the rain yesterday and overnight, will move eastwards and away from the east Queensland coast today. A trough will deepen in the central Coral Sea but is expected to move eastwards.

Observations: At 0700hr

Hamilton Island: 130deg at 16kn (ave) gusting to 19kn, 17C 1020hPa
Hardy Reef: 140deg at 17kn (ave) gusting to 24kn

Rain showing on the weather radar in the general area, moving from NW.

Forecast winds for Surprise Rock (not including effects of topography and precipitation):

0900: MD: 140 DirR 150-110 MS 15kn SpR 11-20kn
1200: MD: 130 DirR 150-110 MS 13kn SpR 09-18kn
1500: MD: 120 DirR 140-100 MS 13kn SpR 09-18kn sea breeze component from here?
1700: MD: 120 DirR 140-100 MS 12kn SpR 08-17kn

Key: MD=mean direction degM DirR=possible directional range degM in the 10min period leading up to hour MS=mean wind speed in knots (kn) in 10min leading up to hour SpR= possible wind speed range in kn (lowest to highest) in the 10min leading up to the hour.

Note that there is a multitude of local effects in the Whitsunday area generally and the winds forecast above will have to be massaged accordingly.

Latest analysis -    

Discussion: Forecast confidence= Average. Natural wind oscillations: about 10-20deg away from the effects of the land.

The wind didn’t build to expected range yesterday due to the surge being not as strong as predicted. At least we got the forecast rain!!

High pressure ridge over area.

With the upper trough moving eastwards and off the coast this morning, the bulk of the middle level cloud and rain should clear this morning. With sunshine expected today, the surface winds should trend left a little from about 1500hr due to the sea breeze component?

Other possibilities: 55% chance that wind speeds are about 2-3kn stronger than those forecast above, particularly this morning?

30% chance that wind direction reaches max left of 090deg after 1500hr?

Weather: Rain clearing this morning to a fine afternoon with some sunshine. Maximum temperature on Hamilton Island: about 21deg

Wind Waves: 0.5 to 1.2 metres (significant wave height). Note that waves can be higher when tidal current opposes wind wave and waves can be less in height in the lee of land and lighter than forecast winds.

Tide at Shute Harbour: Low of 0.54 m at 0607hr, High of 2.93m at 1221hr and Low of 0.67m at 1809hr.

Tidal Current: a strong flood this morning to a strong ebb this afternoon via a slack period. Great care required in Channels and Passages and anywhere else!

Outlook for Tuesday: Chance of a shower. E-SE at 12-16kn (ave)


by Kenn Batt

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101130

10:34 PM Sun 19 Aug 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Related News Stories:

22 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Long day at the office for some
22 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Happy on the F-arm
22 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 4 images by Craig Greenhill
22 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Australian Sailing Team parade images
21 Aug 2012  Hamilton Island Race Week - Perfect pressure for Lindeman Island Race
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - Francolini images
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race week - Never too old
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week classic long race day
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 images by Craig Greenhill
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Crosbie Lorimer IRC Images
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,


























Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul








420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT