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Caribbean: National, Regional and Island Weather Websites and Reports

By Caribbean Compass — last modified Jan 17, 2019 01:40 AM The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of noonsite.com or the World Cruising Club.
Report listing weather websites and forecasting services.

Published: 2019-01-08 00:00:00
Topics: Caribbean Sea , Weather
Countries: St Lucia , St Martin , St Vincent & the Grenadines , Trinidad & Tobago , US Virgin Islands , Anguilla , Antigua & Barbuda , Barbados , Bermuda , Montserrat , Saba , Spanish Virgin Islands , Turks & Caicos , Aruba , Bahamas , Bonaire , British Virgin Islands , Cayman Islands , Cuba , Curacao , Dominica , Dominican Republic , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Haiti , Jamaica , Martinique , Panama , Puerto Rico , Sint Maarten , St Barts , St Kitts & Nevis

Caribbean: National, Regional and Island Weather Websites and Reports

Weather

As reported by the Caribbean Compass.

Caribbean National, Regional and Island Weather Websites

• ABCs Weather Radar: www.meteo.cw/rad_loop.php

• Barbados Satellite: www.barbadosweather.org/GOES16/Jiren_Satellite_Products.php

• Cuba Met Institute: www.met.inf.cu (in Spanish)

• Curaçao Met Department: www.meteo.cw

• Dominican Republic Met Office: www.onamet.gov.do (in Spanish)

• French West Indies Weather: http://outremer.meteofrance.com (in French)

• Martinique Weather Radar: www.meteofrance.gp/previsions-meteo-antilles-guyane/animation/radar/antilles (in French)

• NOAA NationalWeatherService-Caribbean: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/zone/off/offnt3cmz.htm

• SXM Cyclone/St. Martin: www.sxmcyclone.com (in French)

• Trinidad & Tobago Weather Radar: www.metoffice.gov.tt/radar

• US National Weather Service (for USVI and Puerto Rico): www.srh.noaa.gov/sju

General Weather Websites

• Mike's Weather Page: www.spaghettimodels.com

• ON Board ON Line: www.onboardonline.com/weathertools

• PassageWeather: passageweather.com (provides seven-day wind, wave and weather forecasts to help sailors with passage planning and weather routing)

• Weather Underground: www.wunderground.com/hurricane

• WINDfinder: www.windfinder.com

• Windyty: www.windyty.com (windspeed and direction for 2 weeks in 3-hr increments)

• Ventusky: www.ventusky.com Commercial Marine Weather Service Websites

• Buoyweather: www.buoyweather.com (free two-day forecasts plus paid-for custom forecasts)

• Caribbean Weather: weather.org/caribbean.htm

• Chris Parker’s Marine Weather Center: mwxc.com (see page 27 for free SSB nets or subscribe for daily e-mails for your area)

• Crown Weather Services: www.crownweather.com (provides a good Tropical Weather page in addition to paid-for custom forecasts)

• Storm Pulse: stormpulse.com/atlantic (paid subscription)

Hurricane Information Websites

* Accuweather: sirocco.accuweather.com/sat_mosaic_640x480–public/IR/isahatl.gif

• Atlantic Hurricane Tracking Chart (print out for offline reference): www.nhc.noaa.gov/pdf/tracking_chart_atlantic.pdf

• Caribbean Hurricane Network: www.stormcarib.com

* NHC Marine Graphicast: www.nhc.noaa.gov/Marine/graphicast.php?basin+at#contentw.nes.noaa

• NHC Offshore Reports: www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/offshores.php

* NOAA Climate Discussion: www.climate.gov/news-features

• Offshore Waters Forecast (Carib/SW Atlan): www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/ MIAOFFNT3.shtml

• US National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Weather Conversions: weather.org/conversion.htm

Selected Caribbean Shortwave Weather Reports Winter 2019

UTC AST* STATION & REPORT DESCRIPTION FREQ** TYPE MODE

0915 0515 NOAA Daily Offshore Forecast A Voice

0930 0530 NOAA Daily Offshore Forecast A Voice USB

1000 0600 Daily Caribbean Weather 6215 (uncontrolled 1000-1200) USB

1030 0630 Trinidad Emergency Net 3855 Voice LSB/Ham

1030 0630 Carib. Emergency & Weather Net 3815 Voice LSB/Ham

1100 0700 Caribbean Net 7250 LSB/Ham

1100 0700 E. Caribbean Weather (Chris) 4045 & 8137 USB (Note 1)

1130 0730 Bahamas Weather (Chris) 4045 & 8137 USB (Note 1)

1200 0800 Coconut Telegraph 8170 switching to 4060 USB

1215 0815 KPK Cruising Safety (sponsor SSCA) 8104 USB

1220 0820 Bahamas Weather (C6AGG C Wardle)7096 & 3696 LSB/Ham

1230 0830 US E Coast, W Atl N&W of Bermuda (Chris) 8137 & 12350 USB (Note 1)

1245 0845 Waterway Cruising Club 7268 LSB

1330 0930 W. Caribbean Weather (Chris) 8137 & 12350 Voice USB (Note 1)

1330 0930 Panama Connection Net 8107 & 8167 USB

1330 0930 Cruizheimers Net 8152 USB

1400 1000 Northwest Caribbean Net 6209 USB

1530 1130 NOAA Offshore Forecast A Voice USB

2130 1730 Caribbean Cocktain & Weather 7086 LSB/Ham

2130 1730 NOAA Offshore Forecast A Voice USB

2130 1730 Transatlantic Cruisers Net (KPK/SSCA) 12350 USB (Note 3)

2200 1800 Carib and Atl Weather (Chris) 8137 & 12350 Voice USB (Notes 1 and 2)

2230 1830 Carib Emergency & Weather 3815 Voice LSB/Ham

0330 2330 NOAA Offshore Forecast A Voice USB

24/7/365 Maritime Mobile Net (Emergency, Weather & Assistance) 14300 USB/Ham

* Atlantic Standard Time (AST) does not shift to DST in the summer in Caribbean waters.

** NOAA frequencies (in kHz):

NMN, Chesapeake, 4426, 6501, 8764, 13089. NMG, New Orleans, 4316, 8502, 12788

Note 1: Unless severe weather threatens, this net is not conducted on Sundays.

When there are active Tropical systems in the Atlantic, Marine Weather Center (Chris) runs a net at 2300 UTC/1900 AST on 8137 USB.

Note 2: Please hail Marine Weather Center 15 minutes before the net so that Chris knows

where to aim his antenna to reach you. This net is geared primarily to offshore Atlantic and Pacific passagemakers. For schedule updates see www.mwxc.com

Note 3: The Transatlantic Cruisers Net is held only during passagemaking periods to and from the Caribbean and Europe/North America. KPK is assisted by WCY, KNC and KJM.

TIPS

• WWV has World Marine Storm Warnings (Voice) at 8 minutes after each hour and Solar Flux information at 18 minutes after each hour on 2500, 5000, 10000, 15000 & 20000 (Switch to AM mode)

• During severe Tropical Storm or hurricane activity, information can be found continuously on the Hurricane Watch Net on 14325 USB/Ham and 3950 LSB/Ham.

• Anyone, licensed or not, may legally operate on Ham or any other frequencies in the event of life- threatening or DISTRESS situations.

• Also of interest, with weather, security and general info, are the Panama Connection Net at 1330 UTC on 8107/8167 USB, and the Northwest Caribbean Net at 1400 UTC on 6209 USB.

• A more complete schedule of eastern North Atlantic and Caribbean cruising nets is available at www.docksideradio.com/east_coast.htm

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