A day in the life of a Canadian Navy forecaster

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the daily routine of a Navy forecaster.

As the ship's senior meteorological forecaster on the HMCS Max Bernays, Sergeant Holly Richards' duties include staying on top of current and future weather conditions that may impact the sea state.

“When there’s a hurricane coming, it does keep me pretty busy,” she tells The Weather Network from her office aboard the offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy.

She briefs everyone, from the commanding officer planning routes to the deck department needing wind information, before they operate cranes.

Richard's took The Weather Network on a tour through the Royal Canadian Navy patrol vessel, showing all the little things that solve the challenges the military faces when taking on the weather. Watch the video above for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the equipment used aboard!