Using the Shipping and Inshore Waters forecasts to predict the weather

Use the links below to download the full series of tutorials from Simon Keeling, showing you how to draw and use a DIY weather chart to predict the weather.

Using the Radio 4 Shipping Forecast and RYA Metmaps, Simon will show you how to:

– Take down the broadcast
– Plot the observations and

forecasts
– Identify areas of high

and low pressure
– Draw

isobars to join lines of equal

pressure
– Identifying and marking

fronts
– Use the

scales printed on the Metmap (which you can also download below) to

predict windspeed and how the

fronts will move

Download Weather Wise: Part 1

Download Weather Wise: Part 2

Download Weather Wise: Part 3

Download our Metmap / Crib Sheet with wind strength symbols,

isobar intervals and a wind angle compass rose.