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User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2739 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

I am going to fly to Israel next week and I would like to know if there is a website where I could find a map which shows the areas of turbulences.
Thanks
sacha

ps:I hope this is the right forum


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User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

I know the NOAA has charts for the public, but only continental USA I believe.

User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

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User currently offlineGatorman96 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

http://aviationweather.gov/iffdp/


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User currently offlineGrbld From Netherlands, joined Dec 2005, 353 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Sure, here's exactly what you need: European Significant Weather Chart (SWC)

Throughout the chart, you can see dashed areas (broken lines around it) and a number in a box. These refer to the boxed numbers in the legend in the "CAT AREAS" column. These are areas of Clear Air Turbulence, usually associated with jet streams (the big black lines and arrows you see). The icon next to the boxed number in the legend tells you how much turbulence you can expect. -^- means moderate turbulence, if you get that symbol with an extra ^ above it, that means severe turbulence (= not nice). There's also two numbers beside each icon, for example 420 and 340, which means the CAT area extends from FL340 (34000 ft) up to FL420 (42000 ft).

As you can see, light turbulence is not noted on the chart but you can expect this near jetstreams (especially entering them or exiting them, many times IN the jetstream itself, it may be completely smooth) and in the clouded areas, which are usually thunderstorm activity.

So now you can also check if you'll have a headwind or not. When you see a solid triangle attached to a jetstream vector, that counts for 50 knots and each attached line counts for 10 knots. Just add them up and you have the wind speed. The FL near the windspeed indicator tells you how high it is at max intensity.

Have fun!

Grbld


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3763 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

As long as you don't fly to Rijeka, Croatia, you don't have to worry  Wink

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

It's difficult to predict any turbulance, unless you know what FL you will be at.

Bear in mind that the flightplanners will be looking at the charts and aircraft performance / weight data, when they file the plan.

Wind charts will show you were the winds are, what direction they are going in, and how strong the are, and the altitude of concern.

Best bet:

Ask the crew(FD if you see them), what the strongest wind is enroute:

1-4 don't worry
5-8 maybe a bit bumpy
9-10 stay in your seat

then ask how long before you get there.

I done it once....i was told 9 after about 1 hour, for about 1 minute.

 wave 

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User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

Quoting LY777 (Thread starter):
I am going to fly to Israel next week and I would like to know if there is a website where I could find a map which shows the areas of turbulences.

C'est drôle. When I read the question, I thought you meant political turbulence, you know, Tel Aviv, you're OK, but Netanya, watch out, and so on. Have a safe trip!



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