This is a 4-part weather course, delivered online.
WEATHER COURSE OVERVIEW
Weather is one of our most significant hazards in the outdoors. Finding and interpreting the right information to match what you are doing recreationally & professionally can be made easy once you know what you are looking for. This course is for you to discover more about the phenomenon of weather and give useful tools and techniques to apply when you are in the field.
Come in with a wealth of knowledge or completely new to the weather. Our weather course is interactive, practical, and perfect for anyone who recreates or works in a space where the weather has a big impact.
WEATHER COURSE LOCATION
Public Course: This course is broken into 4 parts. Each part is delivered online via Zoom running from 7 pm – 9 pm on a Tuesday night. The course will run over 4 weeks from the scheduled start date.
Workplace: We can deliver this training over 1-day in-house or your team can join in on the Public Course.
This course is scheduled to run twice each year in June and November
Check the course calendar for the next occurrence.
Private training and custom weather training courses can be organized at any time of year on request.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
What gear will I need? Just a notebook and pen.
We will have resources and a takeaway handbook that covers all of the information in the course.
LIVE OUT OF TOWN BUT WANT TO JOIN?
This course is hosted online via Zoom so anyone can join. Delivered live you can ask your questions in real-time, and your instructor is able to discuss questions and content with you straight away. You can also watch the lesson at a later time as we record all the sessions for you to take away.
WHEN IS THE NEXT COURSE?
Weather courses run twice a year in June & November and are also a part of our 7-day bushcraft course. Visit our Course Calendar for scheduled course dates. Custom courses and private training can be arranged on alternative dates by request.
*Advertised price is the early bird price, the standard price is available on the course calendar.
WEATHER COURSE INCLUDES
- Where it all starts
- Cells and trade winds
- Coriolis effect
- Air pressure measurements
- El Nino / La Nina
- Anabatic/katabatic winds
- Free Air Freezing Level
- Temperature Inversions
- Cloud Coverage
Ways of Lifting Air
- Frontal lifting
- Convergent lifting
Synoptic Charts and Forecasting
- Reading synoptic charts
- Using metadata charts
- Collating data from various models and interpreting the information
- Reliability vs variability
- Understanding Weather systems
- High pressure (local influences)
- Low Pressure (local Influences)
- Frontal systems
- Cold front
- Warm fronts
- Occluded fronts
- Stationary fronts
- Timeframes for weather travel
Weather in New Zealand
- New Zealand Climate
- Forecasting sites
- Forecasting models
- What does it all mean?
Field observations – “Nowcast vs Forecast”
- Cloud identification
- Finding wind direction
- Predicting wind speed
- Understanding air temperature and FAFL (free air freezing level)
- Predicting field changes