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Weather and Sailing Meeting.

The 2016 Royal Met Society/Royal institute of Navigation Weather and Sailing Conference is to be held at the Met Office HQ, Exeter on November 12th. This is a great opportunity to ;earn from and discuss with experts in both weather and sailing. An added bonus is the venue.

DWD forecast texts

DWD forecasts can now be bookmarked. See myNW Europe page

French marine Forecasts - LATEST

Météo France allows its Offshore (Bullétins au large) or its Inshore (Bullétins Cotieres) forecasts to be bookmarked But not available vi the Saildocs text retrieval. . They can be retrieved using the rather clumsy Navimail.

Improved GFS GRIB Data

The GFS now computes on a finer grid. Output is now available on a 0.25 degree grid using Saildocs and zyGrib V7.0




News and Topical items

WOW!

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

The GMDSS

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


GRIB Apps

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

Conference of Cruising Clubs

  Royal Meteorological Society

Links to home pages of CA members.

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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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