Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Cape South-Easter

Acknowledgements to www.1stweather.com - an excellent weather site in South Africa. This article explains the mechanics of the Cape South Easter, of particular interest to yachtsmen, especially in Hout Bay! An especially interesting part is the relationship between the inversion layer and the surface windspeed – due to the funnelling effect this causes – where windspeeds can dramatically exceed forecast levels. A link to this site exists on the website of the Hout Bay Yacht Club.


Click here to read about the Cape South Easter