UK, Northwest European, Baltic Waters and High Seas

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Internet links to UK, Northwest European andScandinavian Waters, High Seas. Most are broadcast under the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) marine weather and some other forecasts for METAREA I, the eastern Atlantic north of 48 deg N and the Baltic.

Related pages

Links to forecasts

UK High Seas, Offshore Sea Areas and Inshore waters

UK Met Office Marine page

These URLs can be used for access by email using Saildocs.


Actual reports around UK coasts --- Updated hourly.

Alternative, for faster links from the IMO/WMO JCOMM site[

NOTE These three texts cannot be obtaineed using the Sailmail text retrieval service. Use the Met Office Shippig Forecast texts above.

Sone od these forecasts can also be found on the BBC Site

Irish Coastal waters

Met Éirean Home page

The Netherlands

Jersey Met Office

Forcast for Jersey sea areas --- Area bounded by 50°N, 3°W and the French Coast. Issued by Jersey Met Dept.

French Sea and Coastal areas forecasts

NOTE With a tablet it is easy to use the Météo France App for all marine forecasts and warnings (BMS)

Météo-France Marine Home page

Inshore Forecasts (Bullétins Cotiere)

Offshore forecasts(Bulletins au large)

'NOTE All these texts can be bookmarked but are not accessible using the Saildocs text retrieval service.

Norway, Faeroes and Iceland

The Norwegian Met Service Marine Home page

Miscellaneous Norwegian pages

Icelandic Met Service Home page


Home page
List of marine forecats
English texts of DWD marine forecasts

These are in Emglish, except where noted

This last includes waters around the British Isles as well as Biscay, Madeira, the Canaries etc.


Swedish Met Servic Home page

Heights relate to average sea levels.

Denmark inc Greenland and Faeroes

Danish Meteorological Institute Home page

  • Danish Sea Areas --- Southern Baltic and North Sea, Greenland, Vape Farewell, Faeroes - Text only version in English


Finnish Met Service Home page

Heights relate to average sea levels.

Baltic States and Poland

For sea area forecasts, use the Finnish or Swedish services.

  • Estonia ---Baltic sea area texts, Vector wind charts,Current and Sea level forecasts, Coastal actual rports. All in English.
  • Latvia --- Forecast for RigA
  • Lithuania - Short period marine forecast in wind vector format
  • Poland --- Graphical, impressive but not very useful output from UK Global model and USN COAMPS

For more Baltic links go to my page Baltic Forecast Sources


Sea surface temperatures

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