Marine

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

SEA AREAS

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html
Met. Office Shipping
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/raw/fp/fpuk71.egrr..txt
UK Shipping Forecast – Server 2 – Server 3
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/UKMHSFAT
High Seas Metarea 1
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/shtml/FRAHSFAT1
High Seas Metarea 2
http://weather.gmdss.org/I.html
GMDSS World Shipping
http://www.frisnit.com/navtex/
Live European Navtex
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/raw/wo/wont54.egrr..txt
Storm Warnings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qfvv/episodes/player
Listen to the BBC Shipping Forecast

INSHORE

http://www.bbc.com/weather/coast_and_sea
BBC Sea and Coastal Waters
http://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/inshore.asp
Metcheck Inshore Forecast
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/inshore_forecast.html
Met.Office Inshore Waters
http://www.met.ie/forecasts/sea-area.asp
Met.Eireann Inshore Waters
http://www.weatherweb.net/uksail.htm
WeatherWeb Sailing Forecasts
http://www.windfinder.com/forecasts/wind_british_isles_akt.htm
Windfinder
http://theyr.tv/cg/cna/I486928/F=js*L=CN*v*140107*11*NS*engl_London
Theyr.TV Wind Forecast

http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/sailing-forecast.asp
AccuWeather Inshore Forecast

SURFING / Wave height forecasts

http://magicseaweed.com/
Magic Seaweed 6 day
http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=71
Wind Guru
http://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/surfing.asp
Metcheck Surf
http://marine.meteoconsult.co.uk/shipping-forecast/british-isles/weather-forecast_british-isles_inshore-country_149.php
Meteo Consult Inshore

GFS and WW3 forecasts

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
XCWeather with local reports -Mobile v2 – Mobile v1
http://www.windguru.cz/
Wind Guru 3 Day Forecast
http://www.passageweather.com/
Passage Weather – Mobile
http://www.oceanweather.com/data/NorthSea/index.html
Ocean Weather Wave heights

GLOBAL GRIBs

  • 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) saildocs.com 4 more info. 1 degree resolution to 7 days at 6hr intervals 25Kb

http://www.zygrib.org/
ZyGrib – Very detailed Grib file downloader/viewer – Highly Recommended

http://marine.meteoconsult.co.uk/map/shipping-forecast/grib-files.php
MeteoConsult Grib

http://www.globalmarinenet.net/grib.htm
GlobalMarine Wave Watch 3 GRIB 7 day forecast
http://www.gpsnavx.com/GRIB/
Online Saildocs GFS grib file request
http://www.grib.us/
GRIB dot US downloader/viewer

Synoptic, Wind and Wave Charts

All are listed on the Weather Charts page

TIDES

yr-no currents British Isles tidal currents by Norwegian Met.
http://www.fisica.uniud.it:8080/zones/:Europe/
Yearly tide tables by Xtide
http://www.tidetimes.org.uk/
TideTimes UK
http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTide/EasyTide/SelectPort.aspx
UKHO 7 day Tide Tables
http://www.ntslf.org/tides/predictions
Proudman Oceanographic Tides
http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/
Global Tides with iCal
http://www.bbc.com/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables
BBC tides

OBSERVATIONS

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
XCWeather with local reports -Mobile v2 – Mobile v1

http://www.marine.ie/home/publicationsdata/data/buoys
Met. Eirann Buoys
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/United_Kingdom.shtml
NOAA Buoy data – Mobile

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/obs.shtml?lat=55.727110&lon=-7.031250&zoom=4&type=h&status=r&pgm=&op=&ls=false
NOAA Google Map – Google Earth KML

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/observations/map.html
Met. Office Buoy Observations

http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/ukm.html
Weather Underground UK Buoy Observations
http://cefasmapping.defra.gov.uk/Map/
CEEFAS Buoy Observations

http://www.dotet.co.uk/
Isle of Man Weather Stations

SST

http://www.surfline.com/weather-forecasts/ireland/west-ireland-sea-surface-temperature_2171/
Surfline SST
http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/ukm.html
WUnderground Sea Surface Temperature for Europe
http://www.windfinder.com/weather/water_surface_temperature_europe.htm
Windfinder Sea Surface Temperature for Europe
http://coastobs.pol.ac.uk/cobs/sat/
Irish Sea Surface Temperatures by Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory

FREEWARE

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FREE ONLINE CHARTs

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) Highly recommended
SeaLights Night Navigation Simulation Software

LINKS

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