December 2018

Updated Reeds Weather Handbook now with printers. Should be available February 2019, Watch this space.

July 2018

Tallinn NAVTEX changed fro ID U to F. Weather at 0450/1650

May 2018.

Jersey Met now provide useful 48 hour detailed wind and wave predictions

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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