HM Coastguard Weather Forecast Schedules

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A listing of MCA VHF and MF & Frequency broadcasts of weather Marine Safety Information. See another page fore more information on HMCG Broadcasts. This is a copy of a publicity document (with later amendments) issued by Les Snaith, SAR Operations & Publications Manager, HM Coastguard.


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                           TIMES AND SCHEDULE

B

D

C

A

C

B

D

C

A

C

Shetland

0110

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1310

1610

1910

2210

Aberdeen & Forth

0130

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1330

1630

1930

2230

Humber & Yarmouth

0150

0150

0450

0750

1050

1350

1350

1650

1950

2250

Thames & Dover

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1610

1910

2210

Solent & Portland

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1630

1930

2230

Brixham & Falmouth

0110

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1310

1610

1910

2210

Swansea & Milford Haven

0150

0450

0750

1050

1350

1650

1950

2250

Liverpool &

Holyhead

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1630

1930

2230

Belfast

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1610

1910

2210

Clyde

0210

0210

0510

0810

1110

1410

1410

1710

2010

2310

Stornoway

0110

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1310

1610

1910

2210

Schedule A - Full Maritime Safety Information broadcast, including new 24 hour Inshore Forecast and 24 hour Outlook, Gale Warnings, Shipping Forecast, WZ Navigation Warnings, SUBFACTS & GUNFACTS where appropriate, 3 Day Fisherman's Forecast when and where appropriate.

Schedule B - New 24 hour Inshore Forecast and 24 hour outlook plus Gale Warnings.

Schedule C - Repetition of Inshore Forecast and Gale Warnings as per previous Schedule A or B broadcast plus new Strong Wind Warninga.

Routine D (MF Broadcast) Repetition of Inshore Forecast, Gale Warnings This MF routine is only made if there are gale warnings in force.


The following information will be broadcast using the following channels/frequencies

SHETLAND

Aerials & Channels

Saxaford, Fitful Head – 23, Lerwick 84, Collafirth Wideford – 86

MF & Frequency

Collafirth - 1770 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Shetland and Cape Wrath to Rattray Head

Shipping Forecast Areas

Faeroes, Fair Isle, Viking, Cromarty

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

ABERDEEN & FORTH

Aerials & Channels

Durness, Windy Head, Inverbervie, Craigkelly – 23, Noss Head, Fife Ness – 84, Rosemarkie, Gregness, St Abbs – 86

MF & Frequency

Gregness - 2226 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head and Rattray Head to Berwick

Shipping Forecast Areas

Fair Isle, Cromarty, Forth, Forties, Tyne

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

HUMBER & YARMOUTH

Aerials & Channels

Newton, Hartlepool, Flamborough, Guys Head, Trimmingham, Lowestoft – 23, Cullercoats, Ravenscar, Easington, Langham, Yarmouth – 86

MF & Frequency

Flamborough - 2226 kHz

Inshore Forecast

Berwick to Whitby, Whitby to Gibraltar Point, Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

Shipping Forecast Areas

Tyne, Dogger, Humber, German Bight, Thames

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

THAMES & DOVER

Aerials & Channels

Walton, Southend, Bawdsey– 23, Fairlight – 84, Bradwell, Langdon– 86

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland & North Foreland to Selsey Bill

Shipping Forecast Areas

Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight

SOLENT & PORTLAND

Aerials & Channels

Boniface Down, St Albans Head - 23, The Grove - 84, Newhaven, Needles, Beer Head - 86

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

North Foreland to Selsey Bill, Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis to Lands End

Shipping Forecast Areas

Wight, Portland, Plymouth

BRIXHAM & FALMOUTH

Aerials & Channels

Dartmouth, Fowey - 10, Berry Head, Lizard – 23, East Prawle, Trevose, Falmouth – 84, Rame Head, Frequencies Isles of Scilly – 86

MF & Frequency

Lizard 2226 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Lyme Regis to Lands End, Lands End to St Davids Head

Shipping Forecast Areas

Portland, Plymouth, Shannon, Fastnet, Sole

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

SWANSEA & MILFORD HAVEN

Aerials & Channels

Coombe Martin, St Hilary - 23, Blaenplwyf, St Anns Head, Monkstone Point - 84, Hartland, Severn Bridge, Mumbles, Dinas Head - 86

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

Lands End to St David's Head, St David's Head to Great Orme Head

Shipping Forecast Areas

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

HOLYHEAD

Aerials & Channels

South Stack - 23, Great Orme - 86

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

St Davids Head to Great Orme Head & Great Orme Head to Mull of Galloway

Shipping Forecast Areas

Irish Sea

LIVERPOOL

Aerials & Channels

Caldbeck, Moel y Parc - 23, Langthwaite - 84, Snaefell - 86.

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

Great Orme Head to Mull of Galloway & Isle of Man

Shipping Forecast Areas

Irish Sea

BELFAST

Aerials & Channels

Slieve Martin, West Tor, Navar – 86, Limavady, Orlock – 84,Frequencies Black Mountain – 23

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough, Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre and Isle of Man

Shipping Forecast Areas

Irish Sea, Malin

CLYDE

Aerials & Channels

Torosay, Rhustaffnish - 10, Glengorm, South Knapdale - 23, Kilchiaran, Clyde 84, Tiree, Law Hill - 86

MF & Frequency

Tiree - 1883 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre, Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point and Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath. The Minch, from South Uist and Rum in the south to Butt of Lewis and Lochinver in the north

Shipping Forecast Areas

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

STORNOWAY

Aerials & Channels

Barra - 10, Melvaig, Forsnaval, Arisaig - 23, Skriag, Clettravel, Portnaguran 84, Butt of Lewis, DruMF & Frequencyearn, Rodel - 86

MF & Frequency

Butt of Lewis - 1743 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

1. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, excluding the Minch

2. The Minch, from South Uist and Rum in the south to Butt of Lewis and Lochinver in the north

See Note below

Shipping Forecast Areas

Hebrides, Bailey, Rockall, Faeroes, Fair Isle, SE Iceland, Malin

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

Inshore Forecast forAREAS See Notices to Mariners, Week 08/2007

             1          Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney;

            2          Rattray Head to Berwick upon Tweed;

            3          Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby;

            4          Whitby to the Gibraltar Point;

            5          Gibraltar Point to North Foreland;

            6          North Foreland to Selsey Bill;

            7          Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis;

            8          Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly;

            9          Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel;

            10         St Davids Head to Great Orme Head;

            11         Great Orme Head to the Mull of Galloway;

            12         Isle of Man  (Prepard by the IOM Met Service);

            13         Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough;

            14         Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and North Channel;

            15         Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point; 

            16        The Minch, from South Uist and Rum in the south to Butt of Lewis and Lochinver in the north - Area 2 on the chartlet below

            17        Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, excluding the Minch - Area 1 on the chartlet below
(These areas are indicated on the attached chart of the area) Forecast areas for inner and outer Hebrides
            18         Shetland Isles within 60 miles of Lerwick


             19         Channel Isles (Prepared By the Jersey Meteorological Office)

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