Weather forecast key for Olympic sailors

10th August, 2016

One group of athletes will be paying particularly close attention to the weather reports at this month’s Olympics in Rio. Windsurfers rely on accurate weather forecasting as it’s a crucial part of their competition preparation because the conditions dictate how they approach each race.

Windsurfing is highly tactical, so reading the wind on the water and understanding changes to the currents is crucial. Rio could prove to be an especially challenging location with Sugar Loaf and the Corcovado mountains nearby which makes accurate forecasting difficult. The speed of the wind can mean a fast and exciting or slow and methodical race – or, if it’s too strong, could mean it doesn’t happen at all!

The unpredictable nature of the weather wherever you are in the world means that accurate forecasting and good preparation can go a long way to coping with whatever the weather throws at us. We too place a lot of emphasis on making our weather forecasts as accurate and up-to-date as we can. 

You may believe it’s too early to plan for your winter gritting and snow clearing but it’s never too soon to prepare.  Now is the time to act so that everything is in place for those first frosts so you do not get caught out. Call us today on 01728 633900 for a quote tailored to your needs. 

Although we can’t help Team GB to win Gold, we can certainly ensure that your business premises are fit to cope with the winter weather. 
Windsurfing under the gaze of Sugar Loaf mountain

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