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French Marine Forecasts

Météo France has revamped its Naviweb pages. The result, apparently, is that it is no longer possible to get French shipping forecasts (Bullétins au Large) and Inshore forecasts (Bulletins Cotiere) using email either from The MailASail text responder service or the Saildocs text retrieval service.

These forecasts now only seem to be available from Bulletins marine expertisés page in a form that does not allow bookmarking.

If anyone know otherwise, please let me know.


BBC LW transmitter

Possible reception problems Radio 4, LW in 2014. For details see the RYA website




News and Topical items

WOW!

The page “Unofficial' Weather Stations'' has been updated to take the Weather Observations Website into account.


GRIB Apps

The page GRIB Apps has been updated


Climate

In view of the topical interest in the jet stream, the Netweather Jet Stream page is worth looking at.


Satellite derived winds

These are no longer available from the US satellite. Use winds from the European satellite.


Latest additional pages

Hurricane terminology

When is a hurricane not a hurricane?


GRIB service listing

The GRIB list page has been revised.


The Jet Stream

A page on this topical subject


Frank's Logs


Cruising Association

Hallberg Rassy Owners Association

Royal Yachting Association

Royal Cruising Club

Conference of Cruising Clubs

  Royal Meteorological Society

Frank Singleton's Weather and Sailing Pages

Introduction to Frank's Weather Site

Weather determines where we sail to, when we sail there and if we sail at all. This site is a guide to marine weather forecasts and how to use them. Understanding marine weather forecasts and about weather at sea are both essential to safety of vessels and their crews, especially those of sailing yachts and leisure motor boats.

Over the years, when I have seen a need, I have added other pages that might be of interest - including the vexed issue of climate change.


Really heavy weather sailing!!!

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The links below and always visible in the Left Hand Sidebar will take you to the various areas of this site.


GMDSS Weather Forecast Services

GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) services are available worldwide via VHF, NAVTEX, INMARSAT and SSB radio. These pages relate to Europe, the eastern North Atlantic, the Baltic and Mediterranean.

Marine Weather information on the Internet

The Internet is an alternative source of forecasts and a provider of information not covered by the GMDSS. However, it is not an operational service. It will not always be available or it may have high communications costs.

GRIB Files - all you want to know

An increasingly used weather resource, often misunderstood. These pages will help

Information for specific sailing areas

Forecasts and weather in European areas and the Atlantic.

Understanding Marine Forecasts

Getting marine weather forecasts is only the start; understanding and knowing the terminology and how best to use forecasts are the real problems.

What is behind the forecast

Weather prediction, limitations, the data used, and observing the weather.

Understanding Marine Weather

Much of our weather is often rather small scale. Some of these pages challenge conventional wisdom.

Marine Weather Communications

For many, the BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast is all they ever use but there are many other forecasts available - given the right communications and knowledge.

Climate Change

The issues, the arguments, the experts.

Beaufort Scale, Meteorological History

Beaufort Scale, Meteorological History. I find these pages interesting - and hope that you may do also.

Some basic theory

Coriolis, Formation of pressure differences, why air moves, heating and cooling of the air. The importance of Latent heat.

General Weather and Sailing Links

National Weather Services, other sites, Clubs and Associations, Commercial links.

Site Overview

This site applies my long and wide experience in meteorology and sailing to help others to whom weather forecasts, and marine weather forecasts in particular, are mysteries.


This page is, effectively a sitemap. Starting from here every page is accessible using no more than two mouse clicks.


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