Turbulence forecast

Tools, Travel Resources · December 7, 2008

turbulence Turbulence forecastAccording to wikipedia, turbulence or turbulent flow is “a fluid regime characterized by chaotic, stochastic property changes. This includes low momentum diffusion, high momentum convection, and rapid variation of pressure and velocity in space and time.” However we’re more interested to turbulence in the context of: “Ladies and Gentlemen, the captain has informed us that there is some severe turbulence ahead.  Please fasten your seat belts and remain in your seats.”

Turbulence on flights can be scaring but the bumps and jolts don’t really affect the aircraft or its flight path, unless the turbulence is quite severe. Severe turbulence can be avoided by flying around storm cells, or changing to a higher altitude.

In this page we provide forecast of hazards/turbolence for European region and for the world so you know before boarding if bumps will occur - and you could announce them to the person sitting next to you before the crew does it.


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