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We will be sailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada to Sydney, Australia at end of September through mid-October.  What will the weather be like?  What is the storm situation at this time of year at sea?


Of course, at this stage, there is no way to give you an accurate forecast for your trip. That is just way too far in the future. Your best bet is to check back a couple of weeks before you leave. By then, I should have at least a good general idea of what to expect.
As for the storm situation at sea, you do have to keep in mind that as we go through the fall months, the jet stream does gradually shift farther southward in the Northern Hemisphere. That generally leads to more storminess and more frequent storms. However, in some years, you really don't see that stormier pattern kick in until November. Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, they will be in their spring, which means that there could still be lingering storminess for awhile as a carry over from winter.
Again, my advice is to check back later for more details.



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Dave Dombek


A weather enthusiast from an early age, Dave Dombek is now an AccuWeather meteorology expert.


Dave received his B.S. degree in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University in May of 1980. Dave joined AccuWeather in July of 1980, beginning in the Snow Warning Service late that fall after his few month period of training. Within a short period of time, Dave got involved in radio broadcasting. He spent over 25 years broadcasting forecasts on radio stations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, and has also done newspaper forecasts and television briefings. Currently, Dave is the lead television briefer for all of AccuWeather's television clients in the northeatern quarter of the nation. In his daily forecasting routine, Dave helps coordinate the forecasts in the northeastern part of the country. He is also the Director of Forecaster Hiring and is in charge of hiring new meteorologists. Finally, Dave is the supervisor of the climatology department at AccuWeather. An avid outdoorsman, Dave enjoys hunting and trout fishing. He also enjoys watching football and is a student of history and current events. If Dave doesn't already have enough on his plate, he is married with two teenage daughters. He also leads a small Messianic congregation in the State College, Pa. area.

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