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Navimail is an alternative system for getting texts of forecasts. It is the only way of getting texts of most French marine forecasts but will not work with forecasts from many other centres.


Introduction

The Météo-France Navimail system enables you to obtain a selection of GMDSS forecasts. It is more clumsy than the Saildocs syetem but, because Météo France do not allow Saildocs to access its marine forecasts, it is essential for some, mainly French based texts.

A full description of Navimal has been produced by NOAA. This page is a condensed version.


Requesting forecasts and warnings.

Request emailsnare sent to -
navimail@meteo.fr

The message must begin –
@mto@reqt@bull@
and end -
@mto@reqt@fin@

In between these insert a line from the list below.

An example message would be -

@mto@reqt@bull@
NAVTEX_2_CROSS_CORSEN_FORECAST
@mto@reqt@fin@

A message can only contain one request. Thus, it is more clumsy than Saildocs. It is restrictive in only pages of texts listed by Météo France can be accessed.

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Tests available

A full list of subjects is at http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/fax/navimail.txt.

Some that may not be available using Saildics are

NAVTEX

  • NAVTEX_2_CROSS_CORSEN_FORECAST
  • NAVTEX_2_CROSS_CORSEN_WARNING
  • NAVTEX_3_CROSS_LA_GARDE_FORECAST
  • NAVTEX_3_CROSS_LA_GARDE_WARNING

Other bulletins in French:

  • MANCHE_ET_SUD_DE_MER_DU_NORD
  • BMS_MANCHE-EST_ET_SUD_DE_MER_DU_NOR
  • PROCHE_ATLANTIQUE_ET_MANCHE-OUEST
  • BMS_PROCHE_ATLANTIQUE_ET_MANCHE-OUEST
  • NORD-MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE
  • BMS_NORD-MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE
  • INTER_SERVICE_MER
  • MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE
  • BMS_MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE
  • RFI

Coastal/Inshore waters

  • COTE_MANCHE_BEL-SOM
  • BMS_COTE_MANCHE_BEL-SOM
  • COTE_MANCHE_SOM-HAG
  • BMS_COTE_MANCHE_SOM-HAG
  • COTE_MANCHE_HAG-PEN
  • BMS_COTE_GASCOGNE_HAG-AIG
  • COTE_GASCOGNE_PEN-AIG
  • COTE_GASCOGNE_AIG-ESP
  • BMS_COTE_GASCOGNE_AIG-ESP
  • COTE_MEDIT_CER-POR
  • COTE_MEDIT_POR-SAI
  • COTE_MEDIT_SAI-MEN
  • COTE_MEDIT_CORSE
  • BMS_COTE_MEDIT_CORSE

Bulletins in English:

  • NORD-MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE_Anglais
  • BMS_NORD-MEDIT-OCCIDENTALE_Anglais
  • GOLFE_DE_GASCOGNE_NAVTEX_Anglais
  • BMS_GOLFE_DE_GASCOGNE_NAVTEX_Anglais

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