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Reeds Weather Handbook

By Frank Singleton

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Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: Colour diagrams and photos throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 02 January 2014
The bestselling Reeds Handbooks are hugely popular with boaters on board and at home, and the Reeds Weather Handbook continues in this same tradition. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken down into digestible chapters, explaining the origins and effects of the full spectrum of weather conditions, including: - using and evaluating weather forecasts - depressions, fronts, isobars and other coastal effects - waves and swells - weather lore and sky watching With practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs, this is the ideal aide-memoire for skippers and crew, especially those studying for their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster exams.

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This pocket-sized aide-memoire will equip sailors (and other outdoors people) with the knowledge to read and predict the weather.

About the Author

Frank Singleton spent his working life in the UK Meteorological Office as a senior forecaster in the Central Forecast Office where he was also involved in research. He and his wife raced Firefly dinghies for many years before becoming cruising sailors. He has logged over 41,000 miles, mostly as a skipper and nearly half in their current yacht, a Hallberg Rassy 34. He has sailed in the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and for 10 years, the Mediterranean. Frank's Weather Site for Sailors ( is known worldwide as an extensive, informed and informative resource for all sea goers. He has given many lectures to sailors especially for the Cruising Association and the Royal Yachting Association.


contain[s] lots of fascinating information about weather lore and sky watching. excellent aide memoire for skippers and crew. * Welsh Coastal Life * full of practical information and vivid illustrations * Hardy Boat Owners Magazine * a small, but mighty book. ... a practical explanation of a complex, but essential subject for all sailors * Cruising * Adlard Coles have earned a reputation for producing an excellent series of handbooks on various aspects of weather...and this book maintains this reputation. It slips easily into the pocket and is unreservedly recommended. * International Journal of Meteorology *

EAN: 9781408152478
ISBN: 1408152479
Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications
Dimensions: 16 x 10 centimetres (0.10 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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