GMDSS forecasts for Metarea 3, the Mediterranean

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Internet links to forecasts for the Mediterranean broadcast under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) via VHF, NAVTEX and Inmarsat/Iridium EGC.

Related pages -

Fast GMDSS links

The WMO WWMIWS site site has fast links to texts of many NAVTEX messages in Metarea 3.

NOTE These texts cannot be obtaineed using the Sailmail/Saildocs text retrieval service.

Links to forecasts

Metarea3 High Seas



Météo-France Marine Home page

NOTE With a tablet it is easy to use the Météo France App for all marine forecasts and warnings (BMS)

Sea area forecasts

Inshore waters (Bullétins cotiere)]]

NOTE These inshore waters texts can be bookmarked but are not accessible using the Saildocs text retrieval service.


Spanish Met Service Home page

Coastal Forecasts

NOTE - Texts of Coastal forecasts are in Spanish and include reports of actual weather. Outlooks may be for one or two days depending on time of issue


Italian Met Service

NOTE. In Italian. Relevant parts of these texts are broadcast on NAVTEX 490kHz and on VHF. The WWMIWS page does not show the 518kHz, English language version.



Croatia Met Service Home page


Turkish Met service Home page


Greek Met service Home page


3-Dayand Forecast for the Mediterranean

Synopsis in English and 3-day "Grid point" forecasts

Sea temperatures