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

Aberdeen CGOC

0130

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1330

1630

1930

2230

Humber CGOC

0150

0150

0450

0750

1050

1350

1350

1650

1950

2250

Dover CGOC

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1610

1910

2210

Fareham NMOC
(Solent CGOC )

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1630

1930

2230

Falmouth CGOC

0110

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1310

1610

1910

2210

Milford Haven CGOC

0150

0450

0750

1050

1350

1650

1950

2250

Holyhead CGOC

0130

0430

0730

1030

1330

1630

1930

2230

Belfast CGOC

0210

0210

0510

0810

1110

1410

1410

1710

2010

2310

Stornoway CGOC

0110

0110

0410

0710

1010

1310

1310

1610

1910

2210

Shetland

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

ABERDEEN CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 Durness, Inverbervie, , Craigkelly , Wideford Hill. Ch 84 -Windy Head, Noss Head., Fife Ness. Ch 86 - Rosemarkie, Gregness, St Abbs.

MF & Frequency

Gregness - 2226 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Cape Wrath to Rattray Head and Rattray Head to Berwick

Shipping Forecast Areas

Fair Isle Viking, Cromarty Forties Forth South Utsire

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

HUMBER CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 0 Newton, Boulby, Flamborough,. Ch 84 Skegness. Ch 86 Cullercoat, Ravenscar, Easington.

MF & Frequency

Cullercoats- 1923 kHz

Inshore Forecast

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

Shipping Forecast Areas

Forties Forth, Tyne Dogger Fisher, Humber, German Bight

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

DOVER CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 Guys Head, Trimmingham, Walton, Lowestoft, Shoeburyness. Ch 84 Bradwel, Fairlight. Ch 86 - Langham, Caisterm Bradwell, North Foreland, Langdon, Newhaven.

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland & North Foreland to Selsey Bill

Shipping Forecast Areas

Humber, Thames, Dover, German Bight

FAREHAM NMOC ('SOLENT CGOC

Aerials & Channels

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

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

FALMOUTH

Aerials & Channels

Ch 10 - Dartmouth, Fowey. , Berry Head, Lizard. Ch 84 - East Prawle, Falmouth, Ch 86 - Rame Head, Isles of Scilly.

MF & Frequency

Scillies 1880 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

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

Shipping Forecast Areas

Portland, Plymouth, Sole, Shannon, Lundy, Fastnet, Biscay, Fitzroy

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

MILFORD HAVEN CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 - Coombe Martin, St Hilary. Ch 84 - St Anns Head, Tenby, Trevose Point. Ch 86 - Hartland Point, Severn Bridge,

MF & Frequency

Scillies 1880 kHz

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, Shannon

HOLYHEAD CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 - South Stack. Moel Y Parc, Caldbeck. Ch 84 - Blaenplwyf, Langthwaite, Ch 86 - Great Orme, Dinys Head, Snaefell

MF & Frequency

Nil

Inshore Forecast for

St Davids Head to Great Orme Head inc St Georges Channel; Isle Of Man; Great Orme Head to Mull of Galloway

Shipping Forecast Areas

Irish Sea

BELFAST CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 10 Torosay, Rhustaffnish. Ch 23 - Black Mountain, South Knapdale, Tiree. Ch 84 - Limavady, Orlock Head, Greenock, Kilchiaran , Glengorm Glengorm Ch 86 West Torr, Law Hill, Slieve Martin, Loch Navar

MF & Frequency

Tiree 1883 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre inc Firth of Clyde and North Channel, Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle, Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan

Shipping Forecast Areas

Irish Sea, Malin Rockall

STORNOWAY CGOC

Aerials & Channels

Ch 10 S, kriag Barra, Butt of Lewis. Ch 23 Portnaguran, Drumfearn, Clettravel, Ch 84 -

 Melvaig,  Arisaig.

MF & Frequency

Butt of Lewis - 1743 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan, The Minch, Ardnamurchan to Cape Wrath See Note below

Shipping Forecast Areas

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey,, Fair Is, Faroes, SE Iceland

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

SHETLAND

Aerials & Channels

Ch 23 - Saxaford, Fitful Head. Ch 84 - . 23, Lerwick. Ch 86 Collafirth.

MF & Frequency

Shetland- 1770 kHz

Inshore Forecast for

Shetland Isles and 60M offshore, Cape Wrath to Rattray Head inc Orkney

Shipping Forecast Areas

Faeroes, Fair Isle, Viking, N Utsire.

Additional

3 Day Fisherman's Forecast (October - March)

'''Inshore Waters Forecast areas.

Forecast areas

Acknowledgement to the Met Office.

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 chart let below)

Forecast areas for inner and outer Hebrides

18 Shetland Isles within 60 miles of Lerwick

19 Channel Isles prepared by the Jersey Met Office. This is available on the Niton 490 kHz NAVTEX broadcast but not on VHF.


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