April 2019

Added useful links to Portuguese Met Service to Biscay area forecasts

April 2019

Changes to Met Office forecast pages - incorporated on NW Europe Forecast page

March 2019

The Danish Met Service, dmi.dk, now has a useful free app foe IOS and Android -patforms, see myGRIB apps page. useful for tha Baltic, N Sea and Channel coastal waters. HARMONIE model, 2.5 km grid.

March 2019

Updated Reeds Weather Handbook now on sale

News and Topical items


New page on this topic – see Ensembles


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

The Jetstream

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

Recently revised pages


See the major revision to What is the future of the GMDSS?


The page GRIB Apps has been updated

Latest additional pages

A new page about the CAPE lightning risk index.

A threat to Internet services highlights the threat to the availability of GMDSS forecasts on the web.

Hurricane terminology

When is a hurricane not a hurricane?

Frank's Logs

Cruising Association

Hallberg Rassy Owners Association

Royal Yachting Association

Royal Cruising Club

Royal Meteorological Society

Links to home pages of CA members.



On this page

Links to my cruising logs, affiliations and general background.

My site arose from a wish to use my long and wide experience in meteorology and sailing to help others to whom weather forecasts, and marine weather forecasts in particular, are mysteries. If you find this site useful then remember that it seeks to contribute to safety at sea. You might like to send a donation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, or your national equivalent, mentioning this site of course.

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