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weather window

[′weth·ər ‚win·dō]
(petroleum engineering)
That part of the year when the weather is suitable for operations, such as pipelaying or platform installation, which cannot be undertaken in adverse sea conditions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the rest of us, when the weather window closes in, it's a choice of staying at home or putting on winter tyres.
We are constructing roads in a very limited weather window and a very long drawn procurement process of about six months every year and without completing one, we go to another because our constituents want them', he said, noting that some of the roads being constructed run from 50km to about 500 kilometres, and in a state where there are three to five kilometres of such roads, it usually took 24 months to finish.
"With a relatively narrow weather window, we are moving the vessel, Seabed Constructor, towards the vicinity of the possible search zone," a company spokesperson (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-airlines/u-s-firm-ocean-infinity-says-hopeful-of-getting-mh370-search-contract-soon-idUSKBN1ES0UM) previously told Reuters .
"Thanks to a weather window, we left Camp 3 and now we've finally reached the top.
While most delivery companies can respond very quickly to move an airplane--we heard one story of a company getting a pilot to an airplane the day after the owner's buddy had abandoned it in the middle of a ferry flight--we were told that most of the time the company and its pilot will watch weather forecasts and do the ferry flight when it appears there will be a weather window that minimizes the risk of delay once started.
"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.
There was, however, no mention of the setback that occurred when one of two Dogger Bank meteorological masts using the Mono Bucket support system was severely damaged during installation and had to be returned to Belfast for repair, thus missing a critical weather window and delaying completion of that part of the project by several months.
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.
The pilot must try to find "a good weather window" not only in Japan, but also along the entire flightpath to Hawaii, Neumann said, something forecasters suggest is unlikely until at least Monday.
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.