It is important to check the weather conditions before setting out on how to prepare for unfavorable weather conditions. If you check the weather correctly, you will have enough time to prepare. If the weather is bad, it may be a better choice not to sail. This is a bad situation if the weather disturbs while cruising at sea, but in this case, it would be beneficial to take refuge in a harbor or beach if possible. There may not be such asylum on long journeys.
Following the weather forecast before the cruise and trying to predict what the weather will look like at the time of the cruise will gain experience in weather forecasts during the cruise. A captain experiencing bad weather should pay attention to the following:
• When faced with bad weather, gather the crew and tell them that the bad weather is approaching and that they should act accordingly. Indicate there is no room for panic. Give an explanatory talk about what should and should not be done in exceptional circumstances.
• Tell the crew onboard not to travel too much during bad weather. Or order them not to be on the deck if they don't have to. Tell them they shouldn't squat on the deck.
• Try to determine the characteristics of the approaching storm. In other words, determining the speed, intensity and direction of the storm will provide convenience for taking precautions.
• Good fixation and location on the map should be determined. The speed, course and time of the ship must also be determined.
• Fill the fuel tank as soon as possible. It will be even easier to combat bad weather when its rules are followed, which must be said about how to prepare for unfavorable weather conditions.