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Alternate sites from Richard Scholes

March 4, 2016



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

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