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    Default Stronger winds

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...earch-suggests

    This presumably impacts us in smaller or greater ways.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    I wondered when someone would notice.
    Here in the Bay of St Malo the increased frequency of winds topping 6 has been noticeable.
    On the internet no one knows you are a donkey.

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    I suppose it’s not really that surprising: if the atmosphere is getting warmer, there’s more energy and more thermal activity which is how winds are formed in the first place

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    Well it's unseasonably calm and b****y cold here in Central Scotland, and has been for quite a while.

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    I like this bit best:

    "Zeng said that the effect of global heating on the world’s wind speeds remained largely uncertain because rising temperatures would have a diverse range of impacts that are not fully understood."

    Roughly translated:

    - We have little idea what is going to happen but when it does, we will be poised to provide and explanation. -

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    Quote Originally Posted by doug748 View Post
    I like this bit best:

    "Zeng said that the effect of global heating on the world’s wind speeds remained largely uncertain because rising temperatures would have a diverse range of impacts that are not fully understood."

    Roughly translated:

    - We have little idea what is going to happen but when it does, we will be poised to provide and explanation. -

    A bit like forecasting more than a week ahead. (science fiction - rather than science).


    In posting I was thinking of the more mundane:

    Expect to use the 3rd reef more often (and even more mundane) - ensure you have the 3rd reefing point in the first place.

    Our 3rd reef was an option (which we took) and already use it more often than I had thought.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    In mast furling allows you to deploy as much, or as little, sail as you want.

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    Default Re: Stronger winds

    Quote Originally Posted by NormanS View Post
    In mast furling allows you to deploy as much, or as little, sail as you want.
    I know, I know - But I'd want, or need, a bulging wallet.



    Jonathan

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