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Instant Wind Forecasting

Instant Wind Forecasting [Kindle Edition]

Alan Watts
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'A quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots.'
--All at Sea (January 2010)

'This book remains the guide for those who need to know how to tell what will happen from what they can see and feel.'
--Canoeist (January 2010)

'...fits perfectly in your pocket...Alan Watts was a meteorologist and his experiences and expertise have gone into this wonderful book.'
--Nautical Magazine, May 2010

'There's a reason why this book is still doing the rounds - it's excellent...this fine book should be an essential item on the navstation bookcase.'
--Yachting World, 1st April 2011

"There is no doubt that the series of paperbacks about the weather by Alan Watts, primarily for users of inland waters, which he started in 1967, have been extremely popular as witnessed by the fact that virtually all of them have gone into several editions over that period."
--The International Journal of Meteorology (April 2011)

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Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day.

This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international bestseller Instant Weather Forecasting and his latest book Instant Storm Forecasting. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist.

‘Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea

‘Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9354 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles; 3 edition (15 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #851,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars For sailors and the weather obsessed 6 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really can't make up my mind about this book. I love weather books and sailing, but whether this book is a must for either reader I'm not sure.

I think the Instant Weather Forecasting is a better book for the majority of readers, but both could be immensely improved if the photos of cloud formations always told you 1) where are you looking (north, east, south, west). 2) the direction(s) the clouds are moving 3) the time of day and location. Without that they are just good cloud photos and it takes an effort or guess work to get an idea of the dynamics and changes.

I think that in practice, especially if you don't have the time or patience to digest the data, you will rely on instinct, experience and a feel for wind, location, boat handling, etc. There's more value in gaining experience of your areas wind patterns, asking the locals and above all, being observant and vigilant.

Glad I bought it, but it could be improved.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Print too small 27 Feb 2010
By Robert Beres - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The book was somewhat informative however,I found the print in this book to be too small .
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2.0 out of 5 stars for ocean coastal racers primarily 27 Jun 2006
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This book, written in tiny typeset with light grey ink (ie talk about eye strain) largely discussed coastal wind patterns and how they might effect a sailing race. As an inland sailor, I found the information nearly worthless.
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