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 4 Day Wind Forecast for Orkney

 

You can find the wind and wave forecast for your own area by going to the windfinder.com website.  Predicting the weather can be a challenge, however one of the main driving forces behind weather patterns in the UK is the location of the Jet Stream.  This normally travels across the UK at a latitude of around 60°, leading to high winds and stormy conditions in northern latitudes, however since 2008 the Jet Stream has been traversing southern England and France, at a latitude of 50°.  This has resulted in high winds occuring in unusual locations, and could be an indication of a change in long term weather patterns.  This is the current position of the jet stream, and a forecast can be found at the metcheck website. 

 

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