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The United Kingdom Meteorological Office seems to have some considerable trouble predicting the weather in the next hour or two in my experience!"Earlier on today apparently a lady rang the BBC and said she heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well don't worry if you're watching, there isn't." said Michael Fish in October 1987.
I plan my sailing on the available Met information and it is excellent, in general, and pretty good all the time...
What I've never understand about wind transferring energy to a turbine is this:If the wind in front of the turbine is travelling at 30mph then the wind behind the turbine must also be travelling at the same speed or it would back up and have nowhere to go. If the wind behind the turbine is travelling as fast as the wind in front then the turbine must have taken no energy from it.How does the energy picked up by the turbine translate to a change in wind movement?