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Alternate sites from Richard Scholes

Richard offers these alternate resources. Some he has found as useful for use on mobile phones - more text and less graphics.


Met Office Text only





Met Office Mobile Site (not very data light)


Met Office Synoptic Charts


http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack0.gif +24 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack0a.gif +36 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack1.gif +48 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack1a.gif +60 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack2.gif +72 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack3.gif +96 hours

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/brack4.gif +120 hours

http://weather.mailasail.com/Franks-Weather/Latest-Uk-Forecast-Charts-5-Days-Reduced-Size combined page with thumbnails of all charts (only 260kb)

Issue times of the various charts can cause confusion. As far as I know –

  • Analysis charts are usually available by 0320. 0920, 1520 and 2120

  • 24-hour forecasts are usually available by 0520. 1120, 1720 and 2320

  • T+36 and T+48 forecasts by 0620/1820 UTC

  • T+60 and T+72 forecasts by 0720/1920 UTC

  • T+84 forecasts are only issued once a day at about 0930 UTC

  • T+96 and T+120 forecast are only issued once a day, based on 1200UTC data, usually available after 2320 UTC

Met Eireann (mobile site)

http://m.met.ie/forecast-sea-area.aspx Sea Area Forecast

http://m.met.ie/weather-warnings.aspx?t=Marine Gale/Small Craft Warnings

http://m.met.ie/forecast-coastal-reports.aspx Coastal Reports

Meteo Consult Marine (Mobile Site) - (French National Weather Service I believe)

http://mer.meteoconsult.fr/meteo-marine/en/high/zone-cotiere/previsions-meteo-cotiere.php Inshore forecasts split into 72 areas for UK & Ireland coasts

METARS – Aviation Actual Conditions (from aerodromes – many on coast)


Midge Forecast

http://midgeforecast.co.uk/home/ for Scotland J


http://www.inyourfootsteps.com/ Detailed harbour & route/nav info from experienced yachties covering Irish coast and expanding to English coast (Hampshire & Sussex so far)

http://www.imray.com/corrections/ Up to date corrections for charts & Pilot books. From email exchange with Brian last year I believe Imray C Charts are the only current charts that will be maintained on our boats - so definitely worth providing easy access to updates as they can be over 5 years between editions. Presume most/all Pilots on other boats are Imray produced/distributed so updates for those Pilots also available here.

http://www.clyde.org/publications/ Updates for Clyde Cruising Club Pilots

http://www.sailingalmanac.com/ UK/Ireland/Channel online Almanac (with tides, marina, weather details etc) designed for touch screen mobiles & tablets

Sailing Forums

http://www.ybw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?16-Yachting-Monthly-s-Scuttlebutt&s=74b5932615fb079797f5833fbcaaa32d Yachting Monthly’s Scuttelbutt

http://www.ybw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?13-Practical-Boat-Owner-s-Reader-to-Reader&s=74b5932615fb079797f5833fbcaaa32d PBO Reader to Reader

http://www.bluemoment.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23&sid=0c32a2cbc5a4c409a222f6e1403a7fad UK Cruising Forum inc extensive Scottish sailing section