WEATHER.


  • The Weather Handbook
  • Weather Companion
  • Weather at Sea
  • A Cloud a Day
  • Clouds
  • Weather Navigation
  • Weather Handbook for Sail and Power
  • Instant Weather Forecasting
  • Weather. An Illustrated History
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • Reading the Clouds
  • Mariner's Metpack - South West Pacific
  • The Inner Hauraki Gulf Mariner's Weather Handbook
  • Metgen Outer Gulf Mariner's Weather Handbook
  • Metgen Cook Strait Mariner's Weather Handbook
  • Instant Wind Forecasting
  • Reeds Maritime Meteorology
  • The 1994 Pacific Storm Survey
  • The Cloudspotter's Guide

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    THE WEATHER HANDBOOK, Fourth Edition.
    By Alan Watts. Softback, 155mm x 235mm, 159 pages, 0.36 kg. Colour photographs & Line drawings.Published 2020

    The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be.

    This handbook has been the standard reference for over 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts.
    The fourth edition has been updated and expanded with new photos and explanatory text, addressing new sources of weather information. There are countless websites and apps providing forecast data, and The Weather Handbook guides users in how to use and interpret this information for themselves, taking a general forecast for a wide area to provide a local forecast for a specific location.

    NZ$37.00 + Delivery.

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    WEATHER COMPANION
    By Tim Bartlett. Softback/ Spiral Bound 80mm x 225mm. 0.07kg. 23 Pages. 10 colour photos, 24 diagrams. 2020

    This spiral bound aid memoir contains all the weather information people find hard to remember such as Sea Areas, Coastal Stations, cloud systems, how to predict the weather around lows and highs, times of broadcasts and the terms used in broadcasts.

    The perfect book to keep onboard as a reference guide. Made from splash proof paper means these guides can be used at any moment and then easily stored in your pocket.

    NZ$22.00 + delivery.

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    WEATHER AT SEA
    By Simon Rowell. Softback, 170mm x 240mm. 0.25kg. 94 Pages. Colour Photos. 2020

    This book explains the basic principles that govern the weather from a practical, on the water, sailor’s point of view.
    It goes through global, regional and then local weather patterns so you understand what is happening, how this might change and why.

    Simon Rowell shares his experience as a round-the world skipper and world-class weather forecaster. He explains the basic physics creatively and puts it in context with real situations to enable you to apply weather theory to practical sailing scenarios.

    Hundreds of illustrations aid the communication of what can be a complex subject, enabling you to better understand the weather and increase your enjoyment and safety when out on the water.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    A CLOUD A DAY
    By Gavin Pretor-Pinney. Hardback, 165mm x 230mm. 1.00kg. 368 Pages. Colour Photos. 2020

    A beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society.
    There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations.

    A Cloud a day will inspire you to take a moment each day to live life with your head in the clouds.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    CLOUDS. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ONE CONCISE MANUAL.
    By Storm Dunlop. Hardback, 155mm x 215mm. 0.39kg. 135 Pages. Colour Photos and Line Drawings. 2019 .

    This fascinating book looks at how cloud watching and the study of clouds have evolved over the years and how, with the information provided in this book, we can learn to use observations of the changes in cloud patterns to help to predict changes in the weather.

    With easy-to-understand explanations of how various types of clouds are formed and how to recognise them, Meteorology expert and astronomer Storm Dunlop explains how clouds are classified according to their form and structure, and how to identify cloud types.
    Includes how to observe and photograph clouds and use observations to predict changes or developments in the weather.

    Highly illustrated with directory photographs and beautiful sky scapes, this is a lay person’s guide to understanding, recognising and interpreting clouds.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    WEATHER NAVIGATION.
    By Mike Scanlan. USB Flashdrive, 2019 .

    A Comprehensive Guide for Navigators of all Vessels, large or small, to help them better understand the weather, and safely navigate through the weather conditions experienced in New Zealand and throughout the rest of the World.

    The formation of Weather systems is explained in detail, including the permanent and seasonal high-and-low pressure systems, their Fronts and Air masses, where and when they form and the type of weather conditions to expect in each system.

    The formation of local and Planetary winds is explained, and waves and Ocean Currents are also described, each with their own vagaries which could affect safe navigation.

    Conditions that are especially hazardous to those at sea are covered in detail, including Tsunamis, waterspouts, Line Squalls, freak waves, Thunderstorms, tropical revolving storms, precipitation, the various conditions of restricted visibility, and all forms of sea ice that are likely to be encountered at sea.

    Important advise is given for navigating in or near these hazards, together with clues for early recognition and detection.

    This 300 page book is published in PDF form and supplied on a USB 2.0 flashdrive.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    WEATHER HANDBOOK FOR SAIL AND POWER
    By Reeds / Frank Singleton. Softback, 0.14kgs, 100mm x 160mm, 144 pages, Full colour photos. Maps, Line drawings. Published 2019.
    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

    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.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    INSTANT WEATHER FORECASTING.
    By Alan Watts. Paperback, 0.17kgs, 217mm x 137mm, 64 pages, full colour photos. 5th ed. published 2015.
    When the sky has a particular look to it, a certain sequence of weather often follows. In this unique book, 24 colour photos of cloud formations and their accompanying text will help you read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do.
    There are skies associated with bad weather, deteriorating weather, sudden change, temporary deterioration and improving weather, and the tables facing each photos will help you predict how long the rainfall will last.
    This best selling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, sailing and fishing - and, of course, to holidaymakers.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    WEATHER. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
    By Andrew Revkin. hardback, 180mm x 230mm, 212 pages, 0.79 kg. Colour Images. Published 2018.

    Colorful and captivating, Weather An Illustrated History hopscotches through 100 meteorological milestones and insights, from prehistory to today's headlines and tomorrow's forecasts. Bite-sized narratives, accompanied by exciting illustrations, touch on such varied topics as Earth's first atmosphere, the physics of rainbows, the deadliest hailstorm, Groundhog Day, the invention of air conditioning, London's Great Smog, the Year Without Summer, our increasingly strong hurricanes, and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

    Written by a prominent and award-winning environmental author and journalist, this is a groundbreaking illustrated book that traces the evolution of weather forecasting and climate science.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    RYA WEATHER HANDBOOK.
    By RYA / Chris Tibbs. Softback, 170mm x 245mm, 126 pages, colour photos and line drawings Published 2017.
    If you are doing an RYA course or are simply seeking to gain a greater understanding of the weather, this edition of the RYA Weather Handbook (which covers the Northern and Southern Hemispheres) is full of practical and useful information, on aspects such as theory, weather charts, clouds, predicting the wind, and the technology used in sourcing meteorological information.

    This edition provides more information than ever before about where to obtain forecasts, the growing use of technology in forecasting weather and obtaining up-to-date information and in particular monitoring the tell-tale signs around you for any indication that the weather may not be doing what was forecast.

    The areas that have been substantially updated and enhanced with additional content are tropical weather (hurricanes, cyclones and sailing in the tropics), climate change and new technology.

    NZ$55.00 + delivery.

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    READING THE CLOUDS.
    By Oliver Perkins. Paperback, 0.26 kgs, 138mm x 216mm, 128 pages, full colour photographs and drawings Published 2018.
    Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can!
    TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data – a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area.
    But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot you’re standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing etc.) you don’t need any equipment or a wifi connection – you just need to look up.
    This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean.
    An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    MARINER'S METPACK - South West Pacific.
    By Bob McDavitt. Spiral binding, 217mm x 300mm, 118 pages, monochrome drawings and diagrams.
    "Weather is a mix of pattern and chaos", says Bob McDavitt, the MetService Weather Ambassador. Bob has a B.Sc (hons) degree from Victoria University in Wellington. He has been a meteorologist since 1975 and has developed a wide experience of forecasting New Zealand weather. He has also spent 4 years as a forecaster in Fiji, and is a veteran of two campaigns for the America's Cup (in Perth and San Diego). In 1998 he was awarded the "Henry Hill award" for his enthusiastic approach to sharing ideas about the weather.

    As Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt has been in Auckland, New Zealand, since 1992 focussing on promoting friendly relations with weather users. This involves communicating awareness about incoming weather events, keeping an eye on the impact of weather on any special events, and arranging MetService promotions, displays and exhibitions. He has produced this book to help those who are sailing in the South West Pacific to work with the weather patterns they will encounter in this region.

    NZ$39.50 + delivery.

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    THE INNER HAURAKI GULF MARINER'S WEATHER HANDBOOK.
    By Jim Hessel. Spiral binding, 150mm x 210mm (A5), 43 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.

    This is a series of three booklets, written by an expert. The author, Jim Hessell, was for several years the Auckland Manager for the New Zealand Meteorological Service. He is a technical person with a very thorough knowledge of both the Auckland and Wellington marine weather. The three books describe the weather to be expected for a number of typical isobaric scenarios.

    NZ$20.50 + Delivery.

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    THE METGEN OUTER GULF MARINER'S WEATHER HANDBOOK.

    By Jim Hessel. Spiral binding 150mm x 210mm (A5), 67 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.

    This is the second in the same series as the book above. For persons who want to follow the America's Cup Challenge and the Louis Vitton elimination series, this book could prove to be very helpful. It describes the probable weather scenarios on the cup fields (which are in the Outer Gulf), to be expected from a number of typical isobaric patterns.

    NZ$20.50 + Delivery.

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    THE METGEN COOK STRAIT MARINER'S WEATHER HANDBOOK.

    By Jim Hessel. Spiral binding, 150mm x 210mm (A5), 62 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.

    This is the third in the series. It describes weather patterns around the nations capital harbour-city, and in temperamental Cook Strait dividing the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

    NZ$20.50 + Delivery.

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    INSTANT WIND FORECASTING.
    By Allan Watts. Paperback, 0.28 kgs, landscape 215mm x 160mm, 112 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.Published 2010.
    Now in its the third edition. It is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors, whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, walkers, farmers or pilots. Its revolutionary presentation will help yu to make meaningful predictions about what the wind will do based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day.

    NZ$33.00 + delivery.

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    REEDS MARITIME METEOROLOGY.
    By Maurice Cornish & Elaine Ives. Paperback, 138mm x 216mm, 229 pages, full colour photos and monochrome drawings. 3rd edition published 2009.
    This book is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships, and for fishermen. The authors analyse the forces that contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them in order to equip deep sea mariners with the knowledge needed to best deal with situations at sea.
    Taking into account the latest developments in the use of satellite technology in forecasting, fax, Navtex and the ramifications of GMDSS, the book examines:
  • cloud formation and development
  • precipation and thunderstorms
  • visibility
  • atmospheric pressure and wind
  • waves, sea and swell
  • fronts and frontal depressions
  • tropical revolving storms
  • ocean surface currents (including fold-out chart)
  • the development of sea ice
  • weather routeing
    There is advice for the mariner on weather forecasting at sea, ocean passage planning and the management and care of cargo in heavy weather, including ventilation, cargo sweat and spontaneous combustion. Finally there is an extensive glossary and revision questions at the end of each chapter to test the student's knowledge, together with website references.

    NZ$75.00 + delivery.

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    THE 1994 PACIFIC STORM SURVEY.
    By Kim Taylor. Pbk, 210mm x 300mm (A4), 71 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
    This is an analysis of events and seamanship surrounding the 1994 "bomb" (referred to above), put together from largely personal research soon afterwards. Kim is a "live-aboard" yachtsman and knows personally some of the crews involved; he is a lawyer by profession and this mix of attributes has resulted in a text that is most useful for yachtsmen preparing for heavy weather.

    NZ$25.50 + Delivery.

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    THE CLOUDSPOTTER"S GUIDE.
    By Gavin Pretor-Pinney. Paperback, 128mm x 202mm, 320 pages, monochrome and colour photos.
    Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, Nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies.
    Illustrated with striking photographs and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, children's drawings, and popular advertisements - plus a new colour section and cloudspotting quiz - this book will have enthusiasts, poets, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.

    NZ$32.00 + delivery.

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