One of our Surf-Report followers has been in touch to tell us about a great weather programme simply called earth that shows live winds over the whole of the planet in a dazzling visual display. The weather conditions across the globe are updated every 3 hours and the forecast is created by a host of supercomputers, and shows wind and tidal patterns in incredible detail.
We have to warn you that it is very easy to lose yourself in this programme and the hypnotic wind patterns and swirling tidal currents can drag you in and distract you from your daily duties. It’s taken about 45 minutes to write this, so far!
Although visually stunning, the instructions are a little vague and it is left to the user to work it out for themselves, but to make life a little easier we have figured some of the basics. To spin the globe, click on the map with the left button and drag in the desired direction. By clicking on the word earth in the bottom left corner you open up a box packed with data and it is in here that you can switch between air and ocean modes as well as altering the overlay modes.
We feel this will be a great tool to have in your arsenal, either for local weather or particularly useful for checking conditions for the next trip at a new destination. The programme will definitely take some getting used to and understanding how the colours and lines all relate but it is well worth a look just to enjoy the kaleidoscopic and fascinating wind patterns. The link to earth is here, have a look and feel free to let us know what weather programme you use determine conditions at your local break?