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useful marine and general weather links

Click on the names below for links to their sites:

Accuweather - Weather Forecasts. Includes hurricane weather, world weather and local weather forecasts plus radars, news & weather maps.

AEMET - Spain - Información sobre el tiempo, la ciencia de meteorología y los servicios del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente.

Ant Veal's GreatWeather - Weather forecasts, inshore waters, shipping forecast, satellite pictures, rainfall radar images, current and recent weather charts for the United Kingdom.

BBC Marine Weather - BBC Weather provides Marine Weather Information for UK Coast and Sea areas, aimed at Sailors, Surfers and Coastal Visitors.

BOM - Marine Weather and Oceanography Services of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

BrambleMet - Solent - Weather reports from Bramble Bank, Solent. Latest report, Wind, Sea, Atmospheric Conditions, Tides.

Brighton Meteorological and Tide Site - Latest meteorological and tide data for the Brighton area.

CamberMet - Chichester Harbour Master - Weather reports from Chichester Harbour. Latest report, Wind, Sea, Atmospheric Conditions, Tides.

CaribWX - Caribbean weather information including synopsis, marine and hurricane forecasts and news.

ChiMet - Chichester Bar - Weather reports from Chichester Bar. Latest report, Wind, Sea, Atmospheric Conditions, Tides.

CNN Weather - Features weather news and 5-day forecasts for cities or countries around the world.

Cowes Harbour Weather - Up to date weather information for Cowes Harbour. Maps and local services on and around Cowes Harbour are also listed.

Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) - a private-public partnership with three main goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather services and homeland security; and 3) to provide feedback to the data contributors so that they have the tools to check and improve their data quality.

ECMWF - Provides medium-range weather forecast support to European meteorological organizations.

Eurometeo - Weather resources for Europe with scientific, technical and educational articles about meteorology and climatology.

Frank Singleton's Weather Site - In his mid career, Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the UK Met Office. This site is maintained to help yachtsmen and other sailors to access and understand weather forecasts from the Internet as well as from other sources.

German Weather - Current Weather Situation - provided by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. 

GrADS - The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) is an interactive desktop tool that is used for easy access, manipulation, and visualization of earth science data.

Infomet - InfoMet és una iniciativa que es porta a terme al Departament d'Astronomia i Meteorologia de la Universitat de Barcelona amb el suport de la Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca.

Marinecall - Supplier of Met Office marine weather forecasts and sailing weather forecasts via Web, Telephone, Fax and SMS.

MetCheck - Latest UK Weather Forecasts from 48 hours to 300 days ahead plus live data.

Meteo Services - Europe’s largest private weather company. MeteoGroup supply weather information to marine, road maintenance and industrial customers, as well as broadcasters, newspapers and digital platforms across the world.

Meteo France - Prévisions météorologiques en France et en Europe (temps, climat, températures). Bulletin, image satellite, services, formation, recherche et ouvrages.

Meteosim - Forecasting solutions to the wind energy industry. Includes a spectral model that runs four times a day and provides forecasts for the following 384 hours.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - A federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.

National Data Buoy Center - UK - Observed weather data as reported from buoys around the world including those around the coasts of the UK and France.

Poole Harbour Weather - Up to date weather information for Poole Harbour. Maps and local services on and around Poole Harbour are also listed.

ProData Weather Systems - ProData maintain a few pages of links devoted to specific weather topics that are often difficult to find elsewhere.

Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes of England - The Channel Coastal Observatory is the data management centre for the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes and is hosted by New Forest District Council, in partnership with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

SotonMet - Up to date weather information for Southampton Dockhead.

UK Met Office - The latest UK and international weather forecast. Global weather services for business and the public. UK weather warnings.

UK Met Office Shipping Forecast and Gale Warnings - "And now the Shipping Forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency......"

UK Met Office Inshore waters forecast and strong wind warnings - The inshore waters forecast and any strong wind warnings.

UNISYS Weather - Complete weather information, including local forecasts, weather forecast models, numerous radar and satellite images, maps and graphs. Also a central source for a wealth of hurricane and cyclone information from around the world including enhanced satellite images, graphical maps, streaming video and much more.

Weather OnLine - A valuable planning tool for sailing trips all around the globe. With detailed expert charts, wind charts and up to date weather information it is a well established service for the Sailing Community.

Weather Window - A great site from Frank Singleton and Chris Tibbs. Frank was a senior forecaster with the UK Met Office in his mid career. His final post was as Director of the Observations Division. He cruises a Hallberg Rassy 34. He knows about weather and sailing. Chris is a professional forecaster and has been the weather router for a number of sailing races. He regularly offers weather advice and training for the ARC events.

Weather Underground - Weather forecasts for the US and the world with a fast, easy to use interface. Includes weather maps, graphics and radar images.

WendyWindBlows - The Wendy Network is a collection of Automatic Weather Stations at main outdoor sporting and leisure locations in the UK.

Wetterzentrale - Wetterkarten fuer die eigene Wettervorhersage.

WindGURU - Special wind and weather forecasts for windsurfing, kitesurfing and other wind related sports. Forecasts for any location on planet Earth!

WXMaps - A variety of maps provided by the National Weather Service.

XC Weather - Current weather observations and forecast. Providing near real time weather maps of wind strength and direction across the UK and Europe.


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