It was standing room or sitting on the floor in a packed clubroom at Castle Cove for the last of the WPCA talks this season. The talk was given by Penny Tranter who was a BBC weather forecaster for many years and now works for the Met Office as an Advisor working with emergency responders and planners, specialising in severe weather. She gave an entertaining and informative talk on weather particularly relevant to water based activities and as a sailor herself she was able to demonstrate the signs that sailors should be looking for while out on the water. There were many questions from the audience during the talk which Penny was able to answer in layman’s terms making the evening interesting for everyone there. Penny finished her talk with some information on GRIB files, something few know anything about.
With the end of the winter talks programme, next Tuesday will be a social evening for members and the following week will be the Annual General Meeting followed by buffet.