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    Re: help with weather archives
    From: W F Jones
    Date: 2011 Sep 19, 20:29 -0400

    I am sure that you would find the data you seek already present on a
    Pilot Chart which may be viewed at
      You should find wind speed/direction data for each month of the year
    in a matrix form of small compass roses overlayed on the chart of
    interest, south Pacific in your case.  These are the key charts used by
    navigators for planning a voyage.  They contain other information as
    well.  I believe that N. Bowditch was the first to collect, organize,
    and reduce this type of data.  This should make your research easier.
    Good Luck.
    Frank J.
    Rochester, NY
    On 9/19/2011 2:45 PM, Apache Runner wrote:
    > I'm wondering if someone can help with this.   I'm looking for a few
    > years worth of weather data for the Temotu Province of the Solomon
    > Islands.   Background - I guy I know is an anthropologist who is looking
    > at the use of 'wind compasses' by traditional navigators.   He has a
    > number of reports of wind direction from the navigators, but he and I
    > are curious about the reliability and steadiness of wind direction
    > during some of the seasons.
    > I can get daily forecasts and readings nearby, but can't quite find
    > archives.   I was wondering if someone out there has access to archives?
    > Best,
    > John H.

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