About this page
Links to weather charts from the UK and other national Met services. Brief exlanations for these are given by links to another page.
On this page -
- UK Met Office Charts
- HIRLAM meso-scale
- Computer Output
- Plotted charts
- Other Links to Charts - including archived charts
UK Met Office Charts - Isobars and fronts - North Atlantic/Europe.
See explanatory notes on the Essential page.
Links are given here; the size of each chart is about 60 kb which is significant if using a cell or satellite phone connection.
Times of issue
- Analysis charts are usually available by HH+0320
- 24-hour forecasts by HH+0520
- T+36 and T+48 forecasts by 0620/1820 UTC
- T+60 and T+72 forecasts by 0720/1920 UTC
- T+96 and T+120 forecast are only issued once a day, based on 1200UTC data, usually available after 2320UTC
To see a sequence on one page of the latest UK charts to 5 days ahead, see either -
- All latest UK forecast charts in full size. (Page is about 790KB in total)
- All latest UK forecast charts in reduced size. (Page is about 290KB in total)
These charts are also available in colour direct from the Met Office Charts site:
- http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/mobile/surface-pressure/ - Only updated once per day
Other links are from –
- http://www.weather.org.uk/models.htm - This is good for charts from many weather services.
HIRLAM countries and links to their outout when available are -
A note on these is on the Essential page. They are output direct from Numericl Weather Prediction models. They can be quite difficult to interpret and should be used with care. As is the case with GRIB forecasts, there has been no vetting or quality control.
Charts from ECMWF for the next 10 days. There is the facility to look back and see what the model was producing on previous days and times.
To these can be added GRIB charts.
For notes se theEssential page.
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For swell forecast charts for the Atlantic and UK, se the The National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF) site.
- A MailASail service for getting charts by email in small files.
- Comprehensive set of charts.
- Catalonian source of charts from Met Services
- Georg Mueller's comprehensive site, too many to list here.
- Archive of Met Office synoptic charts.
- US NWS RadioFax charts
- A comprehensive on-line US NWS guide