a) Demonstrates a knowledge of the weather services available to shipping

b) Explains meteorological terms in sufficient depth to interpret weather conditions

c) Describes types of cloud, cloud cover, and precipitation

d) Defines visibility including horizontal visibility

e) Explains the use of non-instrumental observations

f) Recognise and respond to the extreme weather forecast and emerging conditions

g) Describes wind force, Beaufort scale, direction, true and apparent wind

h) Describes waves, sea and swell state

i) Identifies on surface charts the main synoptic patterns and describes the associated weather (UK only)