May 2022

ECMWF open data. Saildocs models and some apps, e.g. WeatherTrack, Ventusky.

March 2022

New weather book, Adlard Coles Skippers Cockpit Weather Guide

January 2022

Revised/updated Weather observations used in NWP and impacts

February 2021

New page on the History of NAVTEX

October 2020

ECMWF now makes much more information available in a move to open data. Data selection page.

April 2020

Sea temperatures Added useful links to Sea temperatures to Weather on the net pages.

News and Topical items

Climate change

New page on this topic – see Quick guide summarising indisputable facts about climate change.

Frank's Logs

Cruising Association

Hallberg Rassy Owners Association

Royal Yachting Association

Royal Cruising Club

Royal Meteorological Society

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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