weather window


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weather window

n
(Physical Geography) a limited interval when weather conditions can be expected to be suitable for a particular project, such as laying offshore pipelines, reaching a high mountain summit, launching a satellite, etc
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They were the toughest because they all fell into the same weather window of the year and when I left for Svalbard to ski the last degree of the North Pole every other team had arrived in Kathmandu to acclimatise for Everest.
The most avid barbecue fans are like coiled springs during the summer months, just waiting for the right weather window.
We also have founda weather window we believe will lead us to Hawaii.
Swiss pilot and project co-founder Bertrand Piccard said the weather window for the flight early Wednesday had closed.
Each spring they await a perfect weather window then set out on an epic 60km, 24-hour migration to get their valuable herds across the frozen Gulf of Ob, seeking pastures new before their animals perish in such extremes of temperature.
Pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, left the ground in Nanjing, in eastern China, heading for the US island of Hawaii, at about 2:40am, after extended delays awaiting a suitable weather window over safety concerns, Bloomberg reported.
Pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, left the ground in Nanjing, in eastern China, heading for the US island of Hawaii, at about 2:40 am (1840 GMT), after extended delays awaiting a suitable weather window over safety concerns.
The last day, with only a three-hour weather window, produced three cod of more than 50lb, Christopher taking cod of 55lb and 52lb one after another, Cassidy weighing in with a cod of 54lb with all fish returned.
We met our friend Dickie in the Canary Islands and after waiting for a weather window left on the 2,800-mile crossing to the Caribbean.
Once there we had to wait for three days for a weather window.
The jacking speed to move from one location to the next in-field is faster and safer with four legs as no ballast is required, and the weather window required for GMS to make the move is a few hours, compared to the average of three days.