sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 weather conditions

Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 weather conditions

'Latest analysis'    Airlie Beach Race Week media 2012

Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week first day weather report: Synoptic Discussion: A low pressure trough moved through the area last night and is now located well offshore. A ridge of high pressure is expected to develop today in the wake of the trough.

Observations: At 0600hr Hamilton Island was reporting the following conditions: Wind 170deg at 15kn gusting to 18kn, Temp 19C, Pressure 1015hPa).

Forecast Winds for Middle of Pioneer Bay (Read Discussion below)

1000:MD170 DR(190-150) MS15 SR10-20kn, 3-5kn stronger offshore

1200:MD160 DR(180-140) MS14 SR09-19kn, 3-5kn stronger offshore

1400:MD150 DR(170-130) MS13 SR09-18kn, 3-5kn stronger offshore

1600:MD140 DR(160-120) MS12 SR09-18kn, 3-5kn stronger offshore

1800:MD140 DR(160-120) MS12 SR08-17kn, 3-5kn stronger offshore

Note : First column is mean wind direction in deg Magnetic (MD). It is the 10min average (mean) value at a height of 10m above the water leading up to the hour quoted. The second column is the directional range (DR) of the wind direction in deg Mag. This takes into account the natural oscillation of the wind and is a function of the atmospheric stability, etc. The third column is the mean speed (MS) in knots (kn) and is the average 10min value leading up to the hour quoted at a height of 10m above the water. The last column is the wind speed range (SR) in knots and is the lowest wind speed to highest wind speed in the 10min leading up to forecast hour.

Discussion: The forecast gradient wind (900m) for today is 200deg at 20kn

So the big questions are (hopefully answered above??):

1. How far left will the surface direction get?
2. How quickly will the direction turn left?
3. How strong will the winds be?

In this situation we normally experience stronger winds offshore (which includes the Cones and Armit Isles). The sea state should also be higher further offshore than closer to the coast.

Note: Wind will be lighter in the lee of any landmass and stronger and more gusty between islands (in channels and passages) and around some headlands.

Natural oscillations today around 15 to 25 deg away from effects of topography, tending 30 to 50 deg closer to the effects of any land mass.
Weather: Dry. Some smoke around at times? Maximum land temperature at Airlie Beach: about 23 degrees.

Wind Waves: 0.5 to 1.5metres, less in lee of land, more when wind wave opposes tidal current and further offshore depending on fetch. (Wave heights quoted are significant wave heights).

Tide at Shute Harbour: High of 2.72m at 0951hr and Low of 0.37m at 1536hr.

Tidal Stream: A good ebb this afternoon. Be very careful particularly in the passages, channels, close to islands, etc.

Remember: Tide floods to the south and ebbs to the north in the Whitsundays.

Sea Temperature: 20-21 degrees.

Outlook Saturday: Dry. W-SW 4/8 knots at first, tending S-SE 8/14 knots during the late morning and SE-E during the afternoon. Wind speeds are expected to be three to six knots stronger further offshore and also in the Whitsunday and Molle Passages.

Meridien Airlie Beach Race Week website




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=87149

9:15 PM Thu 11 Aug 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2012 Airlie Beach Race Week
2012 Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week Media Centre

Related News Stories:

16 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 6 - And the winners are?
16 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 6 - All to play for
16 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 6 forecast
15 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 - Flying
15 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 day 5 weather
14 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 - Fresh and exhilarating
14 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 4 forecast
13 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012: The Weather Gods are smiling
12 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - A brilliant day in paradise
12 Aug 2012  Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 3 forecast
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




















New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic   
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?   
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta   
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   


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