All the best of marine forecasts for the UK, mainland Europe as well as GRIB files available for anywhere in the world.

Met. Office Shipping – Mobile
UK Shipping Forecast
High Seas Metarea 1
High Seas Metarea 2
GMDSS World Shipping
Live European Navtex
Storm Warnings
Listen to the BBC Shipping Forecast

BBC Sea and Coastal Waters
Metcheck Inshore Forecast
WeatherWeb Sailing Forecasts
Met.Office Inshore Waters – Printable
Met.Eireann Inshore Waters
Theyr.TV Wind Forecast
AccuWeather Inshore Forecast

SURFING / Wave height forecasts
Magic Seaweed 6 day
Wind Guru
Metcheck Surf
Meteo Consult Inshore

GFS and WW3 forecasts,-5.317,6

Windyty Global forecasts
XCWeather with local reports –Mobile v2 – Mobile v1
Wind Guru 3 Day Forecast
Passage Weather – Mobile
Ocean Weather Wave heights

Windy Widget


  • GRIB files are weather data files containing grided meteorological data
  • They require a GRIB file viewer to view the weather data (See FREEWARE below)
  • They are used to distribute weather information (usually mean wind speed and isobars)
  • Benefits are a small file size for transfering over mobile internet

SailDocs GRIB data e-mail query (at) 4 more info. 1 degree resolution to 7 days at 6hr intervals 25Kb
ZyGrib – Very detailed Grib file downloader/viewer – Highly Recommended
MeteoConsult Grib
GlobalMarine Wave Watch 3 GRIB 7 day forecast
GRIB dot US downloader/viewer

Synoptic, Wind and Wave Charts

All are listed on the Weather Charts page


yr-no currents British Isles tidal currents by Norwegian Met.
Yearly tide tables by Xtide
TideTimes UK
UKHO 7 day Tide Tables
Proudman Oceanographic Tides
Global Tides with iCal
Visit My Harbour
BBC tides

XCWeather with local reports –Mobile v2 – Mobile v1
MetOcean Irish Lights buoys
Met. Eirann Buoys
NOAA Buoy data – Mobile
NOAA Google Map – Google Earth KML
Met. Office Buoy Observations
Weather Underground UK Buoy Observations
CEEFAS Buoy Observations
Isle of Man Weather Stations

Surfline SST
WUnderground Sea Surface Temperature for Europe
Windfinder Sea Surface Temperature for Europe
Irish Sea Surface Temperatures by Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory



GRIB file downloader and viewer in one by GRIB.US
GRIB viewer ViewFax from SailMail (Requires you to create a folder to install the program into)
SeaLights Night Navigation Simulation Software
ZyGRIB is a great free GRIB file downloader and viewer


In Your Footsteps Comprehensive Irish cruising guide and more
Visit My Harbour
Free navigation charts for harbours
Frank Singleton’s complete weather information for Sailors
Ant Veal’s Great British weather Links
Boats for sale on Yachting and Boating World