Weather

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Tsunami Safety for Boaters – What to do?
International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC)

Useful Resources

  • Earthquake & Tsunami Warnings to your phone

    Basic service costs nothing, email notification for free. Website monitors global earthquake activity.

    http://www.sms-tsunami-warning.com/... Read More

  • Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness and Response

    John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal of Mahina Expeditions bluewater voyaging school have weathered a few earthquakes and tsunamis in their decades of teaching others... Read More

News

  • Caribbean: Powerful Earthquake Hits between Jamaica and Cuba

    Date Published - January 29, 2020

    On January 28, 2020 a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean between the Cayman Islands, Cuba and Jamaica but there were no immediate reports of... Read More

  • Indonesia: Tsunami early detection buoys haven’t worked for six years

    Date Published - October 01, 2018

    Indonesia's disaster agency says early detection tsunami buoys off the coast of Sulawesi have not been working for six years "due to lack of funding",... Read More

  • Spain, Balearics: Meteotsunami (rissaga) floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca

    Date Published - July 19, 2018

    A wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit the islands of Mallorca and Menorca during the early morning hours of Monday, July 16.... Read More

  • New Caledonia struck by massive earthquake

    Date Published - November 20, 2017

    A MASSIVE earthquake measuring 7.3 has struck off the coast of New Caledonia triggering a widespread tsunami alert.... Read More

  • Tsunami-Warn.com offers advice to Skippers

    Date Published - May 17, 2011

    As reported on Sail-World.com

    Experts estimate about 80% of Tsunami occur in the Pacific Ocean.

    More than 75% of the volcanoes in the world - both active... Read More

  • Have you ever experienced unusual weather phenomena whilst sailing?

    Date Published - August 18, 2010

    Our friends at Segeln Magazine - Britta Kunz and Lina Nagel - are planning an article about unusual weather phenomena, such as:

    microbursts

    - freak waves

    - cyclones

    -... Read More

  • Cruisers Report – American Samoa Earthquake & Tsunami

    Date Published - October 01, 2009

    This received at 3.30am from SV Gallivanter in Pago Pago, American Samoa:

    This morning (six hrs ago) we were shaken awake by an earthquake which seemed... Read More

Forecast Services

Businesses

  • Crown Weather Caribbean Weather Consulting Services
  • FleetWeather Ocean Services
  • Marine Weather Center – Caribbean

    Address: 5130, Medulla Rd, Lakeland, Florida, USA, FL 33811

    Chris Parker - Marine Weather Specialist - offers SSB vessel-specific forecasts, daily email forecasts and weather routing for the Caribbean, Central America and Atlantic. Useful... Read More

  • Northern Pacific Weather Advice

    Most willing to help cruisers with weather information for this part of the world. Based in NWS office in Kodiak. Recommended by cruisers.... Read More

  • Ocean-Pro Weather Services

    Address: 3011 Sandpiper Bay Cir., C-105, Naples, Florida, USA, FLO 34112

    Ocean-Pro Weather offers precision weather forecasting, passage timing & routing advice for yachts globally. Ocean-Pro is operated by Bob Cook, an experienced offshore sailor since... Read More

  • UK Weather Forecasts

    Address: United Kingdom,

    To get local weather forecasts go to the Med Office website, then click on 'leisure', then 'marine', then 'inshore waters forecast'. It gives a good... Read More

Useful Resources

  • BuoyWeather

    Buoyweather provides 7-day text forecasts, passage outlooks, and weather charts for any point on earth. Email weather services ideal for low bandwidth satellite and HF... Read More

  • Euro Weather

    Marine and land forecasts for Italy and Mediterranean, in Italian and some English.

    http://www.eurometeo.com/english/home

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • FastSeas

    Weather is a pervasive part of life on board. The cruising community is always looking for better weather data, better ways to access that data,... Read More

  • freemeteo.com

    With a marine weather section.

    http://freemeteo.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Global Sailing Weather

    New, free weather site and information source for sailors, mariners, and others interested in weather. Weather and ocean forecast maps. Weather analysis charts. Satellite images.... Read More

  • Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

    This web page shows timely grab wind files for the whole Med. plus a good graphical overlay showing upcoming forecasts for seas at the same... Read More

  • Met Marine

    Free online marine weather forecasts (and direct to the UK registered mobile phones) for Channel Coast, French Med, French Atlantic, Spanish Med, Greece and Turkey.

    http://metmarine.com/

    UPDATE... Read More

  • Meteorological & Hydrological Services Worldwide

    Links to Met offices and forecast services worldwide

    http://www.emetsoc.org/resources/meteorological-and-hydrological-services/... Read More

  • Meteorology – Weather Forecasts

    Viki of Astrolabe Sailing outlines the mechanics of weather forecasts and an explanation of the terminology used, plus a summary of their favourite weather forecast... Read More

  • Metvuw.com

    NZ based free weather and climate service, useful for South Pacific cruising but covers the rest of the world as well.
    http://www.metvuw.com/

    ... Read More

  • NOAA – Ocean Prediction Centre

    https://ocean.weather.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Oceanweather

    Free hourly-updated marine weather data for the world including sea temperature, wave graphics.

    http://www.oceanweather.com/data/... Read More

  • Passage Weather

    Free worldwide 7-day Wind, Wave and Weather Forecasts.

    http://www.passageweather.com/... Read More

  • PredictWind.com

    Run own weather model globally and at high resolution. iOS and Android weather Apps. Free forecast. Noonsite members can now get 15% off any PredictWind... Read More

  • Sources of Weather Forecasts for the Pacific

    A comprehensive report of the various sources of weather forecasts available to cruisers in the various regions of the Pacific Ocean, by SV Sarana.

    https://www.noonsite.com/sources-of-weather-forecasts-for-the-pacific/

    November 2016... Read More

  • South Pacific – MetBob

    Bob McDavitt’s ideas for sailing around the South Pacific. Free info. Useful weathergrams. In tune with rallies and events running through the Pacific which can... Read More

  • Surfline

    Free Global Surf and Weather reports.

    http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm... Read More

  • Ventusky

    Commercial Marine Weather Service Websites
    www.ventusky.com [BROKENLINK]

    ... Read More

  • Weather for Sailors

    A useful website with information about weather, weather forecasts and how to use them. In his mid-career, Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the... Read More

  • Weather forcasts for the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

    Non-commercial; RSS feeds for hurricane warnings and weather by email. Listing of weather forecasts by SSB HF (time, frequency, area).

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/... Read More

  • Weather Underground

    Good marine weather section worldwide, news and blogs and severe weather information.

    http://www.wunderground.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Weather Web

    A useful source of weather data for UK, Ireland and Europe. Free weekly forecast emails.

    http://www.weatherweb.net/uksail.htm... Read More

  • Web portal for the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

    This web portal provides internet access to the High Seas forecasts and warnings for all ocean basins that are broadcast through GMDSS satellite systems and... Read More

  • Windfinder

    Free wind, waves and weather predictions for sailors and surfers.

    https://www.windfinder.com/#10/20.4418/-23.1111

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Windguru

    Free version available. Global wind speed, direction, wave height, direction, cloud cover and rain. Very popular site.

    http://www.windguru.com... Read More

  • Windyty

    Weather forecasting website - colour coded and animated.

    https://www.windyty.com... Read More

  • Worldwide Wind Conditions

    An animated map of global wind and weather, including currents (on the menu, change air to the ocean). Very useful for fast passage planning.

    http://earth.nullschool.net/

    UPDATE HISTORY... Read More

Reports

  • Tropical Season 2020: What will this Tropical Season bring, where can I go, and when and how might I try to get there?

    Date Published - April 13, 2020

    Officially, Hurricane season for the Atlantic North of the Equator begins June 1, and ends November 30. Cruisers currently stuck in the Caribbean basin due... Read More

  • Caribbean: National, Regional and Island Weather Websites and Reports

    Date Published - January 08, 2019

    Report listing weather websites and forecasting services.... Read More

  • A new deal from Noonsite.com

    Date Published - June 06, 2018

    Noonsite.com is the oldest, most complete and up-to-date resource for cruisers on the web covering 197 countries and 2293 ports and growing daily. Site users... Read More

  • Weather Forecasting: A Private Cruising Boat Perspective

    Date Published - May 15, 2015

    An interesting and useful article by James Ellingford on weather forecasting for a Pacific Ocean crossing.... Read More

  • Weather: New App for Predicting Wind

    Date Published - November 28, 2014

    The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore.... Read More

  • Red Sea Weather Forecasts

    Date Published - May 01, 2007

    Buoyweather.com (Fee service, approx $US 30/year) gives good weather forecasts for the Red Sea. Forecasts can be received over Sailmail and Winlink.

    Note: In the Red... Read More

  • Instant Wind Forecasting: Book Review

    Date Published - February 03, 2006

    Instant Wind Forecasting

    Alan Watts

    Adlard Coles Nautical

    2nd edition 2005

    The UK recommended price £11.99

    ISBN 0-7136-6869-5

    Alan Watts is the author of the highly successful “Instant Weather Forecasting” which... Read More

News

  • Eastern Caribbean: Single Side Band Coconut Telegraph to Resume

    Date Published - November 08, 2019

    The single side band (SSB) radio’s Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers’ net on November 11th. Its main objective is to share active cruiser information... Read More

  • USA: US Coast Guard plans to terminate NAVTEX

    Date Published - September 21, 2019

    The US Coast Guard may cease broadcasting of NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) but only after it is available on IMO recognized satellite services.... Read More

  • East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecasts

    Date Published - April 14, 2019

    (April 16, 2019) - The East Pacific offshore waters forecast is issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)/Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB).... Read More

  • Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific: Discontinue of High Seas and Storm Warnings

    Date Published - November 20, 2018

    The National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) will be discontinuing High Seas and Storm Warnings issued over shortwave radio on Thursday, January 31, 2019,... Read More

  • Worldwide Marine Radio-Fax Changes: Effective from 19 September 2018

    Date Published - September 03, 2018

    The Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) has produced weather forecast information since March 2018. A new revised schedule of radio-fax transmissions comes into effect on 19... Read More

  • UK: RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts

    Date Published - June 27, 2018

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible in the UK for broadcasting Maritime Safety Information (MSI). Your valuable feedback needed.
    ... Read More

  • Mexico/Central America: Pacific Weather Resource Update

    Date Published - October 16, 2016

    (October 17, 2016) - In 2014 the highly anticipated NOAA forecasts for the coastal East Pacific became available on an experimental basis. These products went... Read More

  • New NOAA East Pacific Experimental Forecasts now available

    Date Published - March 27, 2014

    (March 27, 2014) - The highly anticipated NOAA forecasts for the coastal East Pacific are now available on an experimental basis. As reported by the... Read More

  • North Atlantic Radio Net: Herb Hilgenberg has Retired

    Date Published - June 07, 2013

    The HF/SSB weather forecasting and routing service offered by Herb Hilgenberg (Call Sign VAX498, ‘South Bound II Coastal’) has ceased broadcasting as from the 1st... Read More

  • USA: Weather Underground Launches New Sailing & Boating Weather Service

    Date Published - August 23, 2012

    Free Interactive Service For Sailing & Boating Enthusiasts Combines Detailed Weather Forecasts With Localized Marine Data From ActiveCaptain.

    Weather Underground, the world’s first online weather service,... Read More

  • National Weather Service Proposed Changes – Updated Report

    Date Published - October 04, 2009

    As reported on the Caribbean Safety and Security Net

    See new questions and answers below

    The National Weather Service is proposing changes to the zones for which... Read More

  • Forecasters Predict Active Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 31, 2008

    The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins tomorrow (1 June), could be slightly busier than average, with a good chance of six to nine... Read More

  • Free weather service for yachts transiting the Red Sea

    Date Published - April 12, 2003

    A transit of the Red Sea has previously had to be made without access to accurate weather information, making the passage for the last 600... Read More

Apps

Businesses

  • WeatherTrack

    Address: Best Search Infobrokerage, Inc., 218 Harvard Rd, St.Augustine, Florida, USA, FL 32086

    WeatherTrack, the Swiss Army Knife for Weather Enthusiasts, is a paid iPhone, iPad, iPod touch application (one-time payment) that provides a weather forecast service for... Read More

Useful Resources

  • PredictWind.com

    Run own weather model globally and at high resolution. iOS and Android weather Apps. Free forecast. Noonsite members can now get 15% off any PredictWind... Read More

  • SailGrib WR – Weather App for Android and iPad

    Complete weather routing program for Android and iPad. See cruiser's recommendation and further info.

    SailGrib WR - Weather App for Android and iPad... Read More

  • Weather4D

    Watching the weather change... winds and waves and pressure systems in motion as an animated movie. Forecasts up to 8 days. For iPhone and iPad.... Read More

Reports

  • SailGrib WR – Weather App for Android and iPad

    Date Published - April 10, 2018

    I'd like to take this opportunity, to give a recommendation for one of my favorite weather apps, I've been using now for a few years.

    This... Read More

  • Weather: New App for Predicting Wind

    Date Published - November 28, 2014

    The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore.... Read More

Weather Websites

Useful Resources

  • Atlas of Pilot Charts (free from MSI)

    For long-distance passagemakers, global coverage passage charts free of charge. Each region can be downloaded separately and one month at a time. (Beware of large... Read More

  • Barometer Calibration

    Calibrate your barometer from anywhere on earth. Gives the 10 closest places with accurate pressure plus a very accurate elevation for those on land.

    http://www.starpath.com/barometers

    UPDATE HISTORY... Read More

  • BuoyWeather

    Buoyweather provides 7-day text forecasts, passage outlooks, and weather charts for any point on earth. Email weather services ideal for low bandwidth satellite and HF... Read More

  • Charter weather – WHEN to sail WHERE

    Useful summary article by Yachting Monthly of all the top global sailing destinations and the best time of year to visit.

    http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/cruising-guides/charter-weather-when-to-sail-where-34736

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the... Read More

  • Climate Prediction Center

    Latest information on El Niño can be obtained from the website of the Climate Prediction Center ENSO Diagnostic Discussion.

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory... Read More

  • Current Wind Speed and Direction

    Move cursor to the part of the world you want to know and then click. It will then show the actual wind spread and direction... Read More

  • Dangers of a Secondary Low

    Weather briefing: Chris Tibbs explains the formation of a secondary low, published in Yachting World.

    http://www.yachtingworld.com/features/weather-briefing-chris-tibbs-explains-formation-secondary-low-85675

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness and Response

    John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal of Mahina Expeditions bluewater voyaging school have weathered a few earthquakes and tsunamis in their decades of teaching others... Read More

  • El Niño (and La Niña) Advisory

    Updated once a month (2nd Thursday of each month) this gives excellent information about the current conditions, past history, and future predictions. A site to... Read More

  • Euro Weather

    Marine and land forecasts for Italy and Mediterranean, in Italian and some English.

    http://www.eurometeo.com/english/home

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • FastSeas

    Weather is a pervasive part of life on board. The cruising community is always looking for better weather data, better ways to access that data,... Read More

  • freemeteo.com

    With a marine weather section.

    http://freemeteo.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Global Sailing Weather

    New, free weather site and information source for sailors, mariners, and others interested in weather. Weather and ocean forecast maps. Weather analysis charts. Satellite images.... Read More

  • Gulf Stream Weather

    Read the full article at http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2013/Gulf-Stream-weather/... Read More

  • Learning about Lightning

    An interesting and informative article by All at Sea Magazine (Caribbean).

    http://www.allatsea.net/learning-about-lightning/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)

     ... Read More

  • Marine Weather Knowledge Centre

    Australian marine weather educational material from the Bureau of Meteorology

    http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/knowledge-centre

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

    This web page shows timely grab wind files for the whole Med. plus a good graphical overlay showing upcoming forecasts for seas at the same... Read More

  • Met Marine

    Free online marine weather forecasts (and direct to the UK registered mobile phones) for Channel Coast, French Med, French Atlantic, Spanish Med, Greece and Turkey.

    http://metmarine.com/

    UPDATE... Read More

  • Meteorological & Hydrological Services Worldwide

    Links to Met offices and forecast services worldwide

    http://www.emetsoc.org/resources/meteorological-and-hydrological-services/... Read More

  • Meteorology – Weather Forecasts

    Viki of Astrolabe Sailing outlines the mechanics of weather forecasts and an explanation of the terminology used, plus a summary of their favourite weather forecast... Read More

  • Metvuw.com

    NZ based free weather and climate service, useful for South Pacific cruising but covers the rest of the world as well.
    http://www.metvuw.com/

    ... Read More

  • NOAA

    NOAA hosts a website with comprehensive information about the El Nino phenomena.

    [email protected]

    http://www.elnino.noaa.gov

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • NOAA – Ocean Prediction Centre

    https://ocean.weather.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center

    http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/index.html

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • North Pacific Weather Patterns

    Posted December 2015

    This article by Ocean Navigator focuses on the weather in the North Pacific during December 2015 and how to examine weather charts in... Read More

  • Oceanweather

    Free hourly-updated marine weather data for the world including sea temperature, wave graphics.

    http://www.oceanweather.com/data/... Read More

  • Passage Weather

    Free worldwide 7-day Wind, Wave and Weather Forecasts.

    http://www.passageweather.com/... Read More

  • Remote Sensing Systems (RSS)

    Research-quality geophysical products from satellite data showing worldwide sea surface temperature, water vapour cycle, tropical cyclone watch.

    http://www.remss.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • South Pacific – MetBob

    Bob McDavitt’s ideas for sailing around the South Pacific. Free info. Useful weathergrams. In tune with rallies and events running through the Pacific which can... Read More

  • Surfline

    Free Global Surf and Weather reports.

    http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm... Read More

  • The Ocean Surface Winds Research Team

    http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/

     ... Read More

  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

    A joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to monitor and study tropical rainfall.

    http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • US Coast Guard Navigation Center

    http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • US National Institute for Standards and Technology

    Time and Frequency Division: information on Radio WWV etc.

    http://tf.nist.gov/... Read More

  • US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    http://www.noaa.gov/... Read More

  • Ventusky

    Commercial Marine Weather Service Websites
    www.ventusky.com [BROKENLINK]

    ... Read More

  • Weather and Climate Data

    Weather and Climate Data

    http://www.wxmaps.org/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Weather for Sailors

    A useful website with information about weather, weather forecasts and how to use them. In his mid-career, Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the... Read More

  • Weather forcasts for the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

    Non-commercial; RSS feeds for hurricane warnings and weather by email. Listing of weather forecasts by SSB HF (time, frequency, area).

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/... Read More

  • Weather Underground

    Good marine weather section worldwide, news and blogs and severe weather information.

    http://www.wunderground.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Weather Web

    A useful source of weather data for UK, Ireland and Europe. Free weekly forecast emails.

    http://www.weatherweb.net/uksail.htm... Read More

  • Weathering Waterspouts

    Though they may seem rare, tropical waterspouts are hardly a scarce occurrence. Prepare yourself for what to do when you see one spinning off the... Read More

  • Web portal for the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

    This web portal provides internet access to the High Seas forecasts and warnings for all ocean basins that are broadcast through GMDSS satellite systems and... Read More

  • Wind Prediction

    It has some holes in the Pacific regions but overall provides good routing information.

    http://www.predictwind.com/... Read More

  • Windfinder

    Free wind, waves and weather predictions for sailors and surfers.

    https://www.windfinder.com/#10/20.4418/-23.1111

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Windguru

    Free version available. Global wind speed, direction, wave height, direction, cloud cover and rain. Very popular site.

    http://www.windguru.com... Read More

  • Windy.com

    Graphical representation of high-resolution GFS (USA), ECMWF (Europe), and NAM computer models. Global coverage. (Be aware, long load times on slower internet connections.)

    https://www.windy.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed... Read More

  • Windyty

    Weather forecasting website - colour coded and animated.

    https://www.windyty.com... Read More

  • Worldwide Wind Conditions

    An animated map of global wind and weather, including currents (on the menu, change air to the ocean). Very useful for fast passage planning.

    http://earth.nullschool.net/

    UPDATE HISTORY... Read More

News

  • New Weather Website Launched by NOAA

    Date Published - November 06, 2008

    http://forecast.weather.gov/mwp

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a one-stop Southeast Marine Weather Internet portal collecting marine weather forecasts and real-time coastal wind and... Read More

Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones

Useful Resources

  • 20 tips for surviving strong winds

    Having analysed several case studies from Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Tom Partridge identifies 20 key techniques for surviving strong winds. Published by Yachting Monthly -... Read More

  • Boaters Guide to Preparing for Hurricanes

    By Boat U.S

    http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/BoaterPrep.asp

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Caribbean Hurricane Network

    Information, weather discussions and local reports on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean, also useful bulletin boards.

    http://stormcarib.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Choosing a Boatyard for the Caribbean Hurricane Season

    Some good pointers and tips from Sailboat Cruising.

    http://www.sailboat-cruising.com/caribbean-hurricane-season.html

    Posted April 2017... Read More

  • Cruising in Hurricane Season

    Carolyn and Dave Shearlock have pretty much always continued cruising during the hurricane season. In this article, she outlines how they do it. Carolyn's blog... Read More

  • Haul Out for Hurricane or Leave in Slip?

    An interesting discussion on Cruisers Forum relating to Puerto Rico, but comments from all over the Caribbean and US.

    http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f2/haul-out-for-hurricane-or-leave-in-slip-166742.html?

    Posted 26 May, 2016... Read More

  • Hurricane Chart Work

    A useful article by Ocean Navigator Magazine concerning how to track an approaching hurricane and prepare for its arrival.

    http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2015/Hurricane-chart-work/

    Posted December 2015... Read More

  • Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic

    A US Navy Site

    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/port_studies/tr8203nc/0start.htm... Read More

  • Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricane Season

    What worked and what didn't for boats stored in the BVI during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A useful summary report by Cruising World magazine.

    https://www.cruisingworld.com/lessons-learned-from-2017-hurricane-season

    Published September... Read More

  • MeteoEarth: Tropical Storm Details

    MeteoEarth allows users to click a button to bring up details of any tropical storm (name, location, wind, gust, overall speed, predicted path etc.). On... Read More

  • Mike’s Weather Page

    A useful aggregate website for multiple hurricane tracking and all major spaghetti plot computer models.

    http://spaghettimodels.com/... Read More

  • Preparing a marina bound boat for a tropical storm

    A guide by Practical Sailor on how best to prepare your yacht if it is in the water, in a marina and in the path... Read More

  • Severe Weather Information Centers

    Chris Parker has a good list of links on his Marine Weather Center website.

    http://www.mwxc.com/cruising_weather_links.php... Read More

  • South Pacific Cyclone Season in the tropics: Calculated risks

    Every year, hundreds of boats transit the South Pacific,

    [caption id="attachment_47642" align="alignright" width="200"] The frequency of cyclones in the South Pacific based on Australian Bureau of... Read More

  • Tropical Storm Risk

    A very useful site for identifying Tropical Storms worldwide.

    http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Tropical Storm Tactics – Tying Sailboat in Mangrove for a Hurricane

    Experienced cruisers Sheryl and Paul Shard demonstrate how to secure your boat for a tropical storm. They have filmed the process as they anchor and... Read More

  • Typhoon Havens Handbook for Western Pacific and Indian Oceans

    Typhoon Havens Handbook for Western Pacific and Indian Oceans

    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/port_studies/thh-nc/0start.htm... Read More

  • Weather resources for hurricane season

    Staying on top of changes in the weather is always a priority for cruisers, in particular, if cruising during hurricane season. SY Totem gives a... Read More

  • YachtAid Global

    Dedicated to delivering humanitarian, developmental and conservation aid onboard yachts to isolated as well as underprivileged coastal communities worldwide. In times of natural disasters, YachtAid... Read More

Reports

  • Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

    Date Published - June 03, 2020

    Forecasts are calling for a very active Atlantic hurricane season and an average Pacific one. With three named storms already and huge insurance losses from... Read More

  • French Guiana: An Option for EU Yachts for Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 11, 2020

    With no limit on stay if you are an EU citizen and currently still open to EU yachts, French Guiana is an attractive option for... Read More

  • South Pacific: Options for Getting Out of the Cyclone Zone

    Date Published - April 20, 2020

    Andy and Sue Warman currently in Gambiers, French Polynesia are thinking ahead to cyclone season in October/November and what options there are for yachts wanting... Read More

  • The Great Caribbean Shut Down – by Chris Doyle

    Date Published - April 14, 2020

    Well known cruising guide author Chris Doyle is stuck in lock down on board his boat in Saint Lucia. With his breadth of local knowledge... Read More

  • Tropical Season 2020: What will this Tropical Season bring, where can I go, and when and how might I try to get there?

    Date Published - April 13, 2020

    Officially, Hurricane season for the Atlantic North of the Equator begins June 1, and ends November 30. Cruisers currently stuck in the Caribbean basin due... Read More

  • Caribbean, Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico: Latest Report on the Conditions in the Wake of the Hurricanes

    Date Published - May 09, 2018

    Here is a compilation of reports sent to the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation (RCCPF) on the situation at the various ports and anchorages in... Read More

  • Yacht storage in Grenada

    Date Published - March 24, 2017

    We left our boat in Grenada Marine for the 2016 hurricane season, having in the past hauled at Prickly Bay.  We were tempted by the... Read More

  • Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South

    Date Published - July 03, 2013

    Rory Garland & Kate Mackay of S/Y Streetcar have written a very informative report about their time spent during cyclone season in Tuvalu, Kiribati &... Read More

News

  • Trinidad for Hurricane Season: Latest News

    Date Published - June 11, 2020

    The Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT) have been campaigning hard to seek an exemption to the closed borders to allow cruisers to... Read More

  • Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

    Date Published - May 22, 2020

    An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook... Read More

  • Vanuatu: Sea Mercy lands first container of disaster relief supplies post Cyclone Harold amidst COVID travel restrictions

    Date Published - April 21, 2020

    Humanitarian group Sea Mercy has landed its first container of essential supplies for water treatment, shelter and clean up following the devastation caused by Category... Read More

  • Super Cyclone Harold: A Disaster for Vanuatu

    Date Published - April 10, 2020

    Super Cyclone Harold (Cat 5) roared across the central part of Vanuatu on April 5th and 6th, totally devastating the island communities of Espiritu Santo,... Read More

  • South Pacific,Coral Sea: Tropical Cyclone Harold

    Date Published - April 04, 2020

    Tropical Cyclone Harold left a trail of damage through the Solomon Islands, intensifying into a Category 5 cyclone as it slowly raged through Vanuatu. As... Read More

  • South Pacific: Tropical Cyclone Uesi affects Vanuatu, heads for New Caledonia

    Date Published - February 09, 2020

    The South Pacific's third major tropical cyclone this season is already bringing strong to gale force winds and heavy rainfall to Vanuatu, with New Caledonia... Read More

  • Tonga: Cyclone Tino Leaves Trail of Damage through Vava’u and Haa’apai

    Date Published - January 21, 2020

    The South Pacific’s second major cyclone of the season has swept through Fiji and Tonga, leaving a trail of damage from destructive winds, high seas... Read More

  • Pacific Ocean, Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai Batters Fiji and Heads For Tonga

    Date Published - December 29, 2019

    The first cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone season has battered the Fijian islands with strong winds and heavy rain for the past five days... Read More

  • Pacific Ocean, Fiji: First Cyclone of the South Pacific Season Forming off Fiji

    Date Published - December 24, 2019

    What could be the first cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone season is shaping up northwest of Fiji and is forecast to bring gale-force winds,... Read More

  • Bahamas, Abaco Islands: Volunteers Welcomed

    Date Published - December 03, 2019

    The Ocean Cruising Club have published in their December News an update about the current situation in the Abacos by OCC member Jayme Okma Lee.... Read More

  • Fiji: Preparing for the 2019/2020 Cyclone Season

    Date Published - November 25, 2019

    With the Fiji Meterological Service forecasting at least two cyclones to affect Fiji during the 2019/2020 cyclone season, marinas have begun their preparations on Viti... Read More

  • Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Halong Astonishing Meteorologists

    Date Published - November 06, 2019

    With peak winds at close to 305kmh and a transformation from a Category 2 hurricane to Category 5 overnight, super-typhoon Halong's intensity makes it the... Read More

  • Japan, Typhoon Hagibis: One of the strongest in Japan’s history

    Date Published - October 16, 2019

    Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Saturday evening (12 October) local time on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. It dumped an incredible amount of rain... Read More

  • Azores: Damage Assessment After Hurricane Lorenzo

    Date Published - October 04, 2019

    Hurricane Lorenzo passed through the western and central groups of the Azores archipelago in the early hours of the morning of October 2nd. All the... Read More

  • Azores Mid-Atlantic: Lonely Lorenzo to bring Hurricane Force Winds Tomorrow

    Date Published - September 30, 2019

    Lorenzo is an oddity, but a strong one at that, forming uncharacteristically too far east in the Atlantic and maintaining strength as it barrels toward... Read More

  • Bahamas: Post-Dorian Recovery

    Date Published - September 24, 2019

    First posted three weeks after Hurricane Dorian struck the Northern Bahamas, this news item is being updated as and when recovery updates come in. The... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Leaves a Trail of Destruction in the Northern Bahamas

    Date Published - September 06, 2019

    Rescuers are now able to reach areas of the northern Bahamas that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian leaving the islands with severe flooding and widespread... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Makes Landfall in the Bahamas

    Date Published - September 04, 2019

    Update posted September 4, 2019: Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas at Elbow Cay, Abacos on September 1st as a category 5 hurricane. The "strongest hurricane... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Strengthens as it Heads for Florida

    Date Published - August 29, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian, the 2nd hurricane this season, has already passed over a number of Caribbean countries that were seriously affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria... Read More

  • Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Could we see an increase now El Nino has ended?

    Date Published - August 08, 2019

    August 8, 2019 - NOAA announced today that the current El Nino in the Pacific Ocean has ended and neutral conditions have returned. This now... Read More

  • Fiji & Tonga: Cat 3 Cyclone passes between Fiji & Tonga

    Date Published - February 28, 2019

    Tropical Cyclone Pola has been upgraded to a cat 3 as it passes by Fiji and Tonga causing heavy rain and strong winds.... Read More

  • Fiji: Viti Levu – Cruisers Prepare for 2018/19 Cyclone Season

    Date Published - December 16, 2018

    On Fiji's largest island, Viti Levu, preparations have begun for cyclone season which runs from November to the end of April. Port Denarau Marina briefs... Read More

  • Florida and Alabama: Northern Gulf Marinas Recovering From Hurricane Michael

    Date Published - November 14, 2018

    Cruiser's Net have published this very useful list of marinas in Florida and Alabama and their post-Michael condition. Noonsite have double checked and updated this... Read More

  • Mexico: Major borderline Category 5 hurricane in eastern Pacific

    Date Published - October 22, 2018

    Hurricane Willa strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 tropical cyclone on Sunday and has its sights on the Mexico coastline in the coming days.
    ... Read More

  • USA – Hurricane Michael: Unimaginable destruction across Florida Panhandle

    Date Published - October 11, 2018

    Michael made landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday afternoon. Though Michael has weakened following landfall, a swath of damaging winds and flooding... Read More

  • USA: Hurricane Michael Threatening Florida Panhandle

    Date Published - October 09, 2018

    Hurricane Michael will continue to intensify and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds... Read More

  • Greece, SW: High risk for major waves and dangerous severe winds this weekend

    Date Published - September 28, 2018

    The long Summer has lasted far into September in the Southern Mediterranean, however, all that is about to end with the arrival of a Medicane... Read More

  • Current Hurricane and Typhoon Updates

    Date Published - September 14, 2018

    September tends to bring increased storm activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins. Right now there are 4 named storms in the Atlantic and... Read More

  • USA: Strengthening Hurricane Florence to pose serious threat to US East Coast later this week

    Date Published - September 11, 2018

    All interests along the coasts of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic are being put on alert for a potential strike from Category 4 Hurricane Florence during... Read More

  • North Pacific: Powerful Hurricane Lane Moving WNW Toward the Main Hawaiian Island

    Date Published - August 22, 2018

    The eye of Hurricane Lane is forecast to move very close to, or over, the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.... Read More

  • Dominica, Puerto Rico: Still wary of dissipated storm Beryl

    Date Published - July 09, 2018

    Beryl had been the Atlantic season's first hurricane, then it disintegrated as a tropical storm shortly before reaching Dominica.... Read More

  • 2018 Atlantic hurricane outlook: How active will the season be following Alberto?

    Date Published - June 26, 2018

    In the wake of Alberto, many may be wondering if early-season development translates into an active Atlantic hurricane season.... Read More

  • Alberto: First Named Storm of 2018 Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 28, 2018

    Alberto to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle on Memorial Day.... Read More

  • 3 tropical storms surround Australia, a 4th possibly for Fiji & Tonga next week

    Date Published - March 25, 2018

    We're in the peak of the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season with three active tropical cyclones affecting the Australian area alone this week and more on... Read More

  • Tonga cleans up after devastating Cyclone Gita – how yachties can help

    Date Published - February 28, 2018

    Tongans embark on recovery efforts after getting slammed by Category 4 cyclone. See guidance for yachts planning on visiting Tonga who wish to help with... Read More

  • After the Hurricanes: Sailors Lend a Hand

    Date Published - January 13, 2018

    In the days after Irma, a loose group of cruisers based out of Puerto Rico wanted to help their island neighbors to the east.

    A... Read More

  • Support for hurricane ravaged Dominica continues

    Date Published - November 24, 2017

    The Governments and people of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States continue to actively support their sister country Dominica following the devastating passage of Category 5... Read More

  • Hurricane Relief, Support & Resources

    Date Published - October 20, 2017

    September 2017 was a month of severe hurricane activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, in particular hurricanes Irma, Jose and now Maria, all leaving... Read More

  • Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico without power and has devastated Dominica

    Date Published - September 20, 2017

    Hurricane Maria is pummelling Puerto Rico, bringing "catastrophic" 155mph winds and knocking out power to the island's entire population of 3.4 million.... Read More

  • 2017: Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic

    Date Published - September 19, 2017

    After Harvey and Irma—and with Maria on the way—we look at why this hurricane season has been so active. This report by National Geographic.... Read More

  • Hurricane Maria, poses a significant threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean early this week

    Date Published - September 18, 2017

    Hurricane Maria poses a significant threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean early this week.... Read More

  • Texas, USA: Hurricane Harvey Severly Damages Coastal Areas – Widespread Flooding Continues

    Date Published - September 01, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey came onshore on August 26 after a long run from the mid-Atlantic. When the storm arrived at Southeast Texas, it brought with it... Read More

  • Hurricane Irma Tracking across the Atlantic from the Cape Verdes

    Date Published - August 31, 2017

    While the US Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands,... Read More

  • NOAA: Above Average Hurricane Season Expected

    Date Published - June 11, 2017

    For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a... Read More

  • Tropical Cyclone Donna lashes Vanuatu and New Caledonia

    Date Published - May 08, 2017

    Severe storm develops into the strongest May cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.... Read More

  • South Pacific, Vanuatu: Cyclone Donna creates uncertainty

    Date Published - May 04, 2017

    Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified to a category three and while Vanuatu may be lucky to avoid the worse of the wild weather, it... Read More

  • South Pacific: Category three Cyclone Cook hits New Caledonia

    Date Published - April 09, 2017

    French media reports at least four injured and 20,000 homes without power in the wake of Cyclone Cook making landfall in New Caledonia.... Read More

  • Australia: Yachts damaged and sunk as the Whitsundays bears the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

    Date Published - March 29, 2017

    As Cat 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie loses intensity and tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern NSW, residents and visitors to the Whitsundays... Read More

  • Australia: Tropical Cyclone Debbie Strengthens as it Approaches Landfall in Queensland

    Date Published - March 26, 2017

    Tropical Cyclone Debbie is closing in on Australia's Queensland Province where conditions will continue to deteriorate with damaging winds, storm surge and flooding rainfall pounding... Read More

  • Predictions for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 03, 2016

    Tropical storms & hurricanes in the Atlantic predicted to total 14 this season, 2 more than normal. This article by AccuWeather.com... Read More

  • Hurricane Kate becomes the fourth Atlantic hurricane of the 2015 season

    Date Published - November 11, 2015

    As of early on Wednesday morning, Kate became the fourth tropical system to reach hurricane strength during the 2015 Hurricane Season. Kate will bring strong... Read More

  • Bahamas: Hurricane Joaquin Blasting the Central Bahamas

    Date Published - September 30, 2015

    Hurricane Joaquin is still gaining strength - Thursday (1st October) - and breaking news released after this report was posted is that 'Extremely Dangerous' Joaquin... Read More

  • Caribbean, Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika kills at least 20

    Date Published - August 28, 2015

    A tropical storm heading across the Caribbean has killed at least 20 people on the island of Dominica, with dozens more missing.

    Tropical Storm Erika hit... Read More

  • New Zealand: Violent Winter Storm pummels Northern New Zealand damaging and sinking 30 yachts

    Date Published - July 16, 2014

    Boaties' heartbreak as storm rages. At least 30 boats have sunk, run aground or been damaged in the violent storm still lashing Northland. By Peter... Read More

  • Australia, North Queensland: Cyclone Dylan intensifies

    Date Published - January 30, 2014

    A TROPICAL cyclone barrelling towards north Queensland has been upgraded to a category two cyclone. Cyclone Dylan is expected to cross the coast further south... Read More

  • UK: Storm rescues for boat owners

    Date Published - October 28, 2013

    A major Atlantic storm has struck parts of England and Wales leaving three people dead and a trail of devastation in its wake. As reported... Read More

  • BVIs, Tortola: Hurricane Preparedness stepped up at Nanny Cay

    Date Published - June 11, 2013

    With predictions of another active hurricane season, Nanny Cay is boosting its slate of precautionary measures in the boatyard. All catamarans stored in the boatyard... Read More

  • Australia: Superstorm Hits East Coast

    Date Published - January 29, 2013

    As reported by www.Sail-World.com. First, it was fired and record temperature heatwave, now the wet season has well and truly hit with former tropical cyclone... Read More

  • Bahamas, Family Islands: Ravaged by Hurricane Irene

    Date Published - September 02, 2011

    For full report with pictures see www.cruisingworld.com

    August 30, 2011

    Island Devastation

    On August 25, the usually idyllic and remote Family Islands of the Bahamas were struck by... Read More

  • NOAA Issues Forecast For Above Normal Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 20, 2011

    On May 19, 2011, the Climate Prediction Center issued NOAA's outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season.

    The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane... Read More

  • Hurricane Tomas in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - November 05, 2010

    Hurricane Tomas in Saint Lucia - Sailors can help the island recover

    Hurricane Tomas, which struck Saint Lucia earlier this week, caused considerable damage to areas... Read More

  • Have you ever experienced unusual weather phenomena whilst sailing?

    Date Published - August 18, 2010

    Our friends at Segeln Magazine - Britta Kunz and Lina Nagel - are planning an article about unusual weather phenomena, such as:

    microbursts

    - freak waves

    - cyclones

    -... Read More

  • Hurricane Season Predicted To Be Active

    Date Published - June 03, 2010

    As reported by Cruising Compass

    An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued... Read More

  • NOAA National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

    Date Published - April 10, 2010

    Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale

    February 17, 2010

    NOAA's National Weather Service [BROKEN LINK] will use a new hurricane scale this season called... Read More

  • Plenty of Wind

    Date Published - October 22, 2009

    As reported in Cruising Compass

    Hurricane Rick, once a Category Five storm with winds of 180 miles per hour, continues to weaken in the Pacific. One... Read More

  • 2009 Hurricane Predictions

    Date Published - April 15, 2009

    As reported today in Cruising Compass

    Colorado State is forecasting 12 Named Storms, six of those Storms becoming Hurricanes and two of those Hurricanes becoming Major... Read More

  • 2008 Hurricane Season – One for the Record Books

    Date Published - December 11, 2008

    As reported in Cruising Compass today.

    The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season produced a record number of consecutive storms to hit the United States and was the... Read More

Businesses

  • Crown Weather Caribbean Weather Consulting Services
  • FleetWeather Ocean Services
  • MailASail

    Address: Unit 8, Saxon Business Centre, 41-59 Windsor Avenue, London, United Kingdom, SW19 2RR

    A wide range of services: free weather, email compression software, GPS tracking and blogging tool, satellite phone airtime, WiFi hotspot antenna, advice on comms equipment.... Read More

  • Marine Weather Center – Caribbean

    Address: 5130, Medulla Rd, Lakeland, Florida, USA, FL 33811

    Chris Parker - Marine Weather Specialist - offers SSB vessel-specific forecasts, daily email forecasts and weather routing for the Caribbean, Central America and Atlantic. Useful... Read More

  • Northern Pacific Weather Advice

    Most willing to help cruisers with weather information for this part of the world. Based in NWS office in Kodiak. Recommended by cruisers.... Read More

  • Ocean-Pro Weather Services

    Address: 3011 Sandpiper Bay Cir., C-105, Naples, Florida, USA, FLO 34112

    Ocean-Pro Weather offers precision weather forecasting, passage timing & routing advice for yachts globally. Ocean-Pro is operated by Bob Cook, an experienced offshore sailor since... Read More

  • UK Weather Forecasts

    Address: United Kingdom,

    To get local weather forecasts go to the Med Office website, then click on 'leisure', then 'marine', then 'inshore waters forecast'. It gives a good... Read More

  • WeatherTrack

    Address: Best Search Infobrokerage, Inc., 218 Harvard Rd, St.Augustine, Florida, USA, FL 32086

    WeatherTrack, the Swiss Army Knife for Weather Enthusiasts, is a paid iPhone, iPad, iPod touch application (one-time payment) that provides a weather forecast service for... Read More

Useful Resources

  • 20 tips for surviving strong winds

    Having analysed several case studies from Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Tom Partridge identifies 20 key techniques for surviving strong winds. Published by Yachting Monthly -... Read More

  • 2017: Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic

    PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    By National Geographic

    Just as Hurricane Harvey wrapped up its devastation of Houston, Irma got into line behind it and quickly built into... Read More

  • Adlard Coles’ Heavy Weather Sailing: Book Review

    Adlard Coles’ Heavy Weather Sailing
    Edited by Peter Bruce, 6th Edition
    Adlard Coles Nautical - £35
    ISBN: 978-0-7136-8243-4
    Hardback 304 pages

    At sea, the weather can change drastically for the... Read More

  • Atlas of Pilot Charts (free from MSI)

    For long-distance passagemakers, global coverage passage charts free of charge. Each region can be downloaded separately and one month at a time. (Beware of large... Read More

  • Barometer Calibration

    Calibrate your barometer from anywhere on earth. Gives the 10 closest places with accurate pressure plus a very accurate elevation for those on land.

    http://www.starpath.com/barometers

    UPDATE HISTORY... Read More

  • Boaters Guide to Preparing for Hurricanes

    By Boat U.S

    http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/BoaterPrep.asp

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • BuoyWeather

    Buoyweather provides 7-day text forecasts, passage outlooks, and weather charts for any point on earth. Email weather services ideal for low bandwidth satellite and HF... Read More

  • Caribbean Hurricane Network

    Information, weather discussions and local reports on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean, also useful bulletin boards.

    http://stormcarib.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Charter weather – WHEN to sail WHERE

    Useful summary article by Yachting Monthly of all the top global sailing destinations and the best time of year to visit.

    http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/cruising-guides/charter-weather-when-to-sail-where-34736

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the... Read More

  • Choosing a Boatyard for the Caribbean Hurricane Season

    Some good pointers and tips from Sailboat Cruising.

    http://www.sailboat-cruising.com/caribbean-hurricane-season.html

    Posted April 2017... Read More

  • Ciram

    Useful weather site for Brazil with quick and easy info. and satellite images.

    http://ciram.epagri.sc.gov.br/portal/website/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Climate Prediction Center

    Latest information on El Niño can be obtained from the website of the Climate Prediction Center ENSO Diagnostic Discussion.

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory... Read More

  • Considerations for marine lightning protection – survey results

    This survey, undertaken by Marie Dufour of MY Domino

    [caption id="attachment_47732" align="alignright" width="200"] Panama © Marie Dufour[/caption]

    and published July 2013, gathered information about lightning strikes from... Read More

  • Cruising in Hurricane Season

    Carolyn and Dave Shearlock have pretty much always continued cruising during the hurricane season. In this article, she outlines how they do it. Carolyn's blog... Read More

  • Current Wind Speed and Direction

    Move cursor to the part of the world you want to know and then click. It will then show the actual wind spread and direction... Read More

  • Dangers of a Secondary Low

    Weather briefing: Chris Tibbs explains the formation of a secondary low, published in Yachting World.

    http://www.yachtingworld.com/features/weather-briefing-chris-tibbs-explains-formation-secondary-low-85675

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Earthquake & Tsunami Warnings to your phone

    Basic service costs nothing, email notification for free. Website monitors global earthquake activity.

    http://www.sms-tsunami-warning.com/... Read More

  • Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness and Response

    John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal of Mahina Expeditions bluewater voyaging school have weathered a few earthquakes and tsunamis in their decades of teaching others... Read More

  • El Niño (and La Niña) Advisory

    Updated once a month (2nd Thursday of each month) this gives excellent information about the current conditions, past history, and future predictions. A site to... Read More

  • Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change

    A Complete Visual Guide
    ISBN: 978 1 408 13210 4

    This fantastic resource of weather and climate is incredibly comprehensive, interesting, wide-ranging and beautifully presented. Written by... Read More

  • Euro Weather

    Marine and land forecasts for Italy and Mediterranean, in Italian and some English.

    http://www.eurometeo.com/english/home

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • FastSeas

    Weather is a pervasive part of life on board. The cruising community is always looking for better weather data, better ways to access that data,... Read More

  • freemeteo.com

    With a marine weather section.

    http://freemeteo.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Global Sailing Weather

    New, free weather site and information source for sailors, mariners, and others interested in weather. Weather and ocean forecast maps. Weather analysis charts. Satellite images.... Read More

  • Gulf Stream Weather

    Read the full article at http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2013/Gulf-Stream-weather/... Read More

  • Haul Out for Hurricane or Leave in Slip?

    An interesting discussion on Cruisers Forum relating to Puerto Rico, but comments from all over the Caribbean and US.

    http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f2/haul-out-for-hurricane-or-leave-in-slip-166742.html?

    Posted 26 May, 2016... Read More

  • Hurricane Chart Work

    A useful article by Ocean Navigator Magazine concerning how to track an approaching hurricane and prepare for its arrival.

    http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2015/Hurricane-chart-work/

    Posted December 2015... Read More

  • Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic

    A US Navy Site

    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/port_studies/tr8203nc/0start.htm... Read More

  • Learning about Lightning

    An interesting and informative article by All at Sea Magazine (Caribbean).

    http://www.allatsea.net/learning-about-lightning/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)

     ... Read More

  • Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricane Season

    What worked and what didn't for boats stored in the BVI during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. A useful summary report by Cruising World magazine.

    https://www.cruisingworld.com/lessons-learned-from-2017-hurricane-season

    Published September... Read More

  • Lightning over the ocean

    Thunder and lightning while underway at sea can be

    [caption id="attachment_47622" align="alignright" width="640"] Courtesy of Marie Dufour - Lightening over Panama[/caption]

    rather unnerving and can also present... Read More

  • Marine Weather Knowledge Centre

    Australian marine weather educational material from the Bureau of Meteorology

    http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/knowledge-centre

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Mediterranean Wave Forecast (WAM)

    This web page shows timely grab wind files for the whole Med. plus a good graphical overlay showing upcoming forecasts for seas at the same... Read More

  • Met Marine

    Free online marine weather forecasts (and direct to the UK registered mobile phones) for Channel Coast, French Med, French Atlantic, Spanish Med, Greece and Turkey.

    http://metmarine.com/

    UPDATE... Read More

  • MeteoEarth: Tropical Storm Details

    MeteoEarth allows users to click a button to bring up details of any tropical storm (name, location, wind, gust, overall speed, predicted path etc.). On... Read More

  • Meteorological & Hydrological Services Worldwide

    Links to Met offices and forecast services worldwide

    http://www.emetsoc.org/resources/meteorological-and-hydrological-services/... Read More

  • Meteorology – Weather Forecasts

    Viki of Astrolabe Sailing outlines the mechanics of weather forecasts and an explanation of the terminology used, plus a summary of their favourite weather forecast... Read More

  • Metvuw.com

    NZ based free weather and climate service, useful for South Pacific cruising but covers the rest of the world as well.
    http://www.metvuw.com/

    ... Read More

  • Mike’s Weather Page

    A useful aggregate website for multiple hurricane tracking and all major spaghetti plot computer models.

    http://spaghettimodels.com/... Read More

  • New Zealand Metservice

    Check out the 'Maps and rain radar' page for detailed information & forecasts.

    http://www.metservice.com/national/home

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • NOAA

    NOAA hosts a website with comprehensive information about the El Nino phenomena.

    [email protected]

    http://www.elnino.noaa.gov

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • NOAA – Ocean Prediction Centre

    https://ocean.weather.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center

    http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/index.html

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • North Pacific Weather Patterns

    Posted December 2015

    This article by Ocean Navigator focuses on the weather in the North Pacific during December 2015 and how to examine weather charts in... Read More

  • Oceanweather

    Free hourly-updated marine weather data for the world including sea temperature, wave graphics.

    http://www.oceanweather.com/data/... Read More

  • Passage Weather

    Free worldwide 7-day Wind, Wave and Weather Forecasts.

    http://www.passageweather.com/... Read More

  • PredictWind.com

    Run own weather model globally and at high resolution. iOS and Android weather Apps. Free forecast. Noonsite members can now get 15% off any PredictWind... Read More

  • Prepare your boat for a storm in harbour

    http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/

    ‘January is the worst month of the year for boat insurance claims,’ says Simon Tonks of marine insurer Navigators & General. ‘Over the last five... Read More

  • Preparing a marina bound boat for a tropical storm

    A guide by Practical Sailor on how best to prepare your yacht if it is in the water, in a marina and in the path... Read More

  • Reeds Weather Handbook by Frank Singleton

    Reeds Weather Handbook
    Author: Frank Singleton
    Cost: Approx. £6.00
    Buy at: Amazon

    Amazon Customer Review

    The book is a pocket guide .... physically small and easily justifies taking space... Read More

  • Remote Sensing Systems (RSS)

    Research-quality geophysical products from satellite data showing worldwide sea surface temperature, water vapour cycle, tropical cyclone watch.

    http://www.remss.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • SailGrib WR – Weather App for Android and iPad

    Complete weather routing program for Android and iPad. See cruiser's recommendation and further info.

    SailGrib WR - Weather App for Android and iPad... Read More

  • Severe Weather Information Centers

    Chris Parker has a good list of links on his Marine Weather Center website.

    http://www.mwxc.com/cruising_weather_links.php... Read More

  • Skippertips.com

    Not just navigation articles here, but also engine repair/maintenance, weather, boat handling etc. Some free resources, but very reasonable sign-up fee.

    http://www.skippertips.com... Read More

  • Sources of Weather Forecasts for the Pacific

    A comprehensive report of the various sources of weather forecasts available to cruisers in the various regions of the Pacific Ocean, by SV Sarana.

    https://www.noonsite.com/sources-of-weather-forecasts-for-the-pacific/

    November 2016... Read More

  • Sources of Weather information for the Pacific Ocean

    Weather, Currents & Tsunami Data

    We've put together several low-bandwidth sources for cruisers. Many are available through saildocs and some through our site.

    Mexico and Central American... Read More

  • South Pacific – MetBob

    Bob McDavitt’s ideas for sailing around the South Pacific. Free info. Useful weathergrams. In tune with rallies and events running through the Pacific which can... Read More

  • South Pacific Cyclone Season in the tropics: Calculated risks

    Every year, hundreds of boats transit the South Pacific,

    [caption id="attachment_47642" align="alignright" width="200"] The frequency of cyclones in the South Pacific based on Australian Bureau of... Read More

  • Superior Weather Tracking Created By Cruisers for Cruisers

    WEATHERTRACK is a GRIB viewer for GFS models or other scientific weather models to display weather forecasts on your mobile device: your iPhone, iPad or... Read More

  • Surfline

    Free Global Surf and Weather reports.

    http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm... Read More

  • The Ocean Surface Winds Research Team

    http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/

     ... Read More

  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

    A joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to monitor and study tropical rainfall.

    http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Tropical South Pacific weather resources

    For those cruising the tropical South Pacific and trying to make decisions based on the weather, the number of different weather and climate resources available... Read More

  • Tropical Storm Risk

    A very useful site for identifying Tropical Storms worldwide.

    http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Tropical Storm Tactics – Tying Sailboat in Mangrove for a Hurricane

    Experienced cruisers Sheryl and Paul Shard demonstrate how to secure your boat for a tropical storm. They have filmed the process as they anchor and... Read More

  • Typhoon Havens Handbook for Western Pacific and Indian Oceans

    Typhoon Havens Handbook for Western Pacific and Indian Oceans

    http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/port_studies/thh-nc/0start.htm... Read More

  • US Coast Guard Navigation Center

    http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • US National Institute for Standards and Technology

    Time and Frequency Division: information on Radio WWV etc.

    http://tf.nist.gov/... Read More

  • US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    http://www.noaa.gov/... Read More

  • Ventusky

    Commercial Marine Weather Service Websites
    www.ventusky.com [BROKENLINK]

    ... Read More

  • Weather and Climate Data

    Weather and Climate Data

    http://www.wxmaps.org/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Weather for Sailors

    A useful website with information about weather, weather forecasts and how to use them. In his mid-career, Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the... Read More

  • Weather forcasts for the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico

    Non-commercial; RSS feeds for hurricane warnings and weather by email. Listing of weather forecasts by SSB HF (time, frequency, area).

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/... Read More

  • Weather Forecasting: A Private Cruising Boat Perspective

    Now, some may or may not know this but for this world trip I plan to use the services of a number of forecasting companies... Read More

  • Weather resources for hurricane season

    Staying on top of changes in the weather is always a priority for cruisers, in particular, if cruising during hurricane season. SY Totem gives a... Read More

  • Weather Underground

    Good marine weather section worldwide, news and blogs and severe weather information.

    http://www.wunderground.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Weather Web

    A useful source of weather data for UK, Ireland and Europe. Free weekly forecast emails.

    http://www.weatherweb.net/uksail.htm... Read More

  • Weather: New App for Predicting Wind

    See this interesting report from www.sail-world.com for a new app which simplifies accessing weather information when offshore.

    More information on this application at www.predictwind.com/... Read More

  • Weather.

    OCEANIA

    Contents

    For a list of worldwide SSB Weather broadcasts see the Communications page.

    General

    Don't miss the noonsite Weather & Routing Forum. Where fellow cruisers can assist each... Read More

  • Weather4D

    Watching the weather change... winds and waves and pressure systems in motion as an animated movie. Forecasts up to 8 days. For iPhone and iPad.... Read More

  • Weathering Waterspouts

    Though they may seem rare, tropical waterspouts are hardly a scarce occurrence. Prepare yourself for what to do when you see one spinning off the... Read More

  • Web portal for the IMO/WMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

    This web portal provides internet access to the High Seas forecasts and warnings for all ocean basins that are broadcast through GMDSS satellite systems and... Read More

  • What is a Rossby Wave?

    Waves in the ocean come in many different shapes and sizes including ones called Rossby Waves.  Also known as planetary waves, Rossby waves naturally occur... Read More

  • Wind Prediction

    It has some holes in the Pacific regions but overall provides good routing information.

    http://www.predictwind.com/... Read More

  • Windfinder

    Free wind, waves and weather predictions for sailors and surfers.

    https://www.windfinder.com/#10/20.4418/-23.1111

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed by the update history)... Read More

  • Windguru

    Free version available. Global wind speed, direction, wave height, direction, cloud cover and rain. Very popular site.

    http://www.windguru.com... Read More

  • Windy.com

    Graphical representation of high-resolution GFS (USA), ECMWF (Europe), and NAM computer models. Global coverage. (Be aware, long load times on slower internet connections.)

    https://www.windy.com/

    UPDATE HISTORY (followed... Read More

  • Windyty

    Weather forecasting website - colour coded and animated.

    https://www.windyty.com... Read More

  • Worldwide Wind Conditions

    An animated map of global wind and weather, including currents (on the menu, change air to the ocean). Very useful for fast passage planning.

    http://earth.nullschool.net/

    UPDATE HISTORY... Read More

  • YachtAid Global

    Dedicated to delivering humanitarian, developmental and conservation aid onboard yachts to isolated as well as underprivileged coastal communities worldwide. In times of natural disasters, YachtAid... Read More

Reports

  • Hope for the best but prepare for the worst

    Date Published - June 03, 2020

    Forecasts are calling for a very active Atlantic hurricane season and an average Pacific one. With three named storms already and huge insurance losses from... Read More

  • French Guiana: An Option for EU Yachts for Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 11, 2020

    With no limit on stay if you are an EU citizen and currently still open to EU yachts, French Guiana is an attractive option for... Read More

  • South Pacific: Options for Getting Out of the Cyclone Zone

    Date Published - April 20, 2020

    Andy and Sue Warman currently in Gambiers, French Polynesia are thinking ahead to cyclone season in October/November and what options there are for yachts wanting... Read More

  • The Great Caribbean Shut Down – by Chris Doyle

    Date Published - April 14, 2020

    Well known cruising guide author Chris Doyle is stuck in lock down on board his boat in Saint Lucia. With his breadth of local knowledge... Read More

  • Tropical Season 2020: What will this Tropical Season bring, where can I go, and when and how might I try to get there?

    Date Published - April 13, 2020

    Officially, Hurricane season for the Atlantic North of the Equator begins June 1, and ends November 30. Cruisers currently stuck in the Caribbean basin due... Read More

  • East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecasts

    Date Published - April 27, 2019

    (April 16, 2019) - The East Pacific offshore waters forecast is issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)/Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB).... Read More

  • Caribbean: National, Regional and Island Weather Websites and Reports

    Date Published - January 08, 2019

    Report listing weather websites and forecasting services.... Read More

  • A new deal from Noonsite.com

    Date Published - June 06, 2018

    Noonsite.com is the oldest, most complete and up-to-date resource for cruisers on the web covering 197 countries and 2293 ports and growing daily. Site users... Read More

  • Caribbean, Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico: Latest Report on the Conditions in the Wake of the Hurricanes

    Date Published - May 09, 2018

    Here is a compilation of reports sent to the Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation (RCCPF) on the situation at the various ports and anchorages in... Read More

  • SailGrib WR – Weather App for Android and iPad

    Date Published - April 10, 2018

    I'd like to take this opportunity, to give a recommendation for one of my favorite weather apps, I've been using now for a few years.

    This... Read More

  • Australia, NSW, Clarence River: “Walloped” by an intense storm in our home anchorage

    Date Published - January 22, 2018

    Family yacht Pandion wrote a great blog post about going through a pretty intense storm in their home anchorage. It flipped a houseboat, tore the... Read More

  • Yacht storage in Grenada

    Date Published - March 24, 2017

    We left our boat in Grenada Marine for the 2016 hurricane season, having in the past hauled at Prickly Bay.  We were tempted by the... Read More

  • Lightning over the ocean

    Date Published - December 21, 2016

    The Ocean Prediction Center now provides lightning detection data in a few different formats, including as an overlay on satellite photos and as GRIB data.... Read More

  • Tonga & Pacific Weatherstations: Help improve weather forecasting

    Date Published - December 07, 2016

    Greg Just who operates a weatherstation in Tonga, has started a crowdfunding site to raise funds to push out 50 weatherstations and a dozen webcams... Read More

  • What are the options for keeping your boat in French Polynesia during the cyclone season?

    Date Published - August 18, 2016

    Nikki of Sail Tahiti – Brokerage and Sport Boats, offers her thoughts on what options are available if wanting to spend the cyclone season in... Read More

  • Cyclones in the Society Islands and El Nino: Considering options for cyclone season

    Date Published - May 30, 2016

    John & Julia Freeland of S/V Mary Ann II will pass the circumnavigation mark on the way from the Galapagos to Hiva Oa next month.... Read More

  • Bahamas: Lessons learned from a sudden storm at anchor

    Date Published - May 03, 2016

    Bahamas' Cruisers share their takeaways from the storm that swept through the islands on January 6, 2016 - with Cruising World Magazine.... Read More

  • Passage Planning: From the SW Pacific to NZ

    Date Published - October 02, 2015

    With the 2015 Tropical Cruising season coming to an end, many skippers are starting to look at the weather and what’s likely for the passage... Read More

  • South Pacific Cyclone Season in the tropics: Calculated risks

    Date Published - June 15, 2015

    Despite the obvious danger, the idea of spending the South Pacific cyclone season in the tropics is tempting. Many of us who cruise in the... Read More

  • Weather Forecasting: A Private Cruising Boat Perspective

    Date Published - May 15, 2015

    An interesting and useful article by James Ellingford on weather forecasting for a Pacific Ocean crossing.... Read More

  • Prepare your boat for a storm in harbour

    Date Published - January 13, 2015

    Yachting Monthly's Chris Beeson talks to experts about how to batten down the hatches in harbour in preparation for stormy weather.... Read More

  • Weather: New App for Predicting Wind

    Date Published - November 28, 2014

    The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore.... Read More

  • South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013

    Date Published - October 21, 2014

    The Bright family on their cutter-rigged sloop Yindee Plus have been cruising the world since 2009. They left Panama in the middle of April 2013... Read More

  • Tropical South Pacific weather resources

    Date Published - March 17, 2014

    A useful list of - www - weather resources for the western South Pacific compiled by Rory Garland of SY Streetcar. Of interest for those... Read More

  • Reeds Weather Handbook by Frank Singleton

    Date Published - January 22, 2014

    Reeds Weather Handbook 

    Author: Frank Singleton

    Cost: Approx. £6.00

    Buy at: Amazon

    Amazon Customer Review

    The book is a pocket guide .... physically small and easily justifies taking space at... Read More

  • Gulf Stream Weather

    Date Published - December 13, 2013

    A very interesting and useful summary of the type of weather to expect if crossing the Gulf Stream. By Ken McKinley for Ocean Navigator -... Read More

  • New Zealand Weather Helper

    Date Published - July 25, 2013

    Created by Nicolas Remy of S/Y Fleur de Sel in April 2013 after extensive cruising around NZ, this useful Excel based file contains all the... Read More

  • Considerations for marine lightning protection – survey results

    Date Published - July 11, 2013

    This survey, undertaken by Marie Dufour of MY Domino and published July 2013, gathered information about lightning strikes from a number of cruisers on the... Read More

  • Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South

    Date Published - July 03, 2013

    Rory Garland & Kate Mackay of S/Y Streetcar have written a very informative report about their time spent during cyclone season in Tuvalu, Kiribati &... Read More

  • Superior Weather Tracking Created By Cruisers for Cruisers

    Date Published - January 17, 2012

    WEATHERTRACK is a GRIB viewer for GFS models or other scientific weather models to display weather forecasts on your mobile device: your iPhone, iPad or... Read More

  • Cruisers Take Note of Growing El Nino Conditions

    Date Published - February 11, 2010

    As reported in Cruising Compass

    El Nino conditions strengthened during December and January, and they are expected to build through March 2010. Fortunately, a free service... Read More

  • Brunei Bay Radio Maritime Safety Information

    Date Published - August 18, 2008

    Brunei Bay Radio operates a regular voice broadcast sked of METAREA and local coastal forecasts for SE Asia waters, the NW Pacific and the eastern... Read More

  • Red Sea Weather Forecasts

    Date Published - May 01, 2007

    Buoyweather.com (Fee service, approx $US 30/year) gives good weather forecasts for the Red Sea. Forecasts can be received over Sailmail and Winlink.

    Note: In the Red... Read More

  • Instant Wind Forecasting: Book Review

    Date Published - February 03, 2006

    Instant Wind Forecasting

    Alan Watts

    Adlard Coles Nautical

    2nd edition 2005

    The UK recommended price £11.99

    ISBN 0-7136-6869-5

    Alan Watts is the author of the highly successful “Instant Weather Forecasting” which... Read More

  • Weather Forecast Services for South Pacific

    Date Published - January 24, 2006

    From: Bob McDavitt, Weather Ambassador [email protected]

    The main area I watch is from French Polynesia to the Australian East coast (but I can do Galapagos to... Read More

News

  • Trinidad for Hurricane Season: Latest News

    Date Published - June 11, 2020

    The Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT) have been campaigning hard to seek an exemption to the closed borders to allow cruisers to... Read More

  • Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

    Date Published - May 22, 2020

    An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook... Read More

  • Vanuatu: Sea Mercy lands first container of disaster relief supplies post Cyclone Harold amidst COVID travel restrictions

    Date Published - April 21, 2020

    Humanitarian group Sea Mercy has landed its first container of essential supplies for water treatment, shelter and clean up following the devastation caused by Category... Read More

  • Super Cyclone Harold: A Disaster for Vanuatu

    Date Published - April 10, 2020

    Super Cyclone Harold (Cat 5) roared across the central part of Vanuatu on April 5th and 6th, totally devastating the island communities of Espiritu Santo,... Read More

  • South Pacific,Coral Sea: Tropical Cyclone Harold

    Date Published - April 04, 2020

    Tropical Cyclone Harold left a trail of damage through the Solomon Islands, intensifying into a Category 5 cyclone as it slowly raged through Vanuatu. As... Read More

  • South Pacific: Tropical Cyclone Uesi affects Vanuatu, heads for New Caledonia

    Date Published - February 09, 2020

    The South Pacific's third major tropical cyclone this season is already bringing strong to gale force winds and heavy rainfall to Vanuatu, with New Caledonia... Read More

  • Caribbean: Powerful Earthquake Hits between Jamaica and Cuba

    Date Published - January 29, 2020

    On January 28, 2020 a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean between the Cayman Islands, Cuba and Jamaica but there were no immediate reports of... Read More

  • Tonga: Cyclone Tino Leaves Trail of Damage through Vava’u and Haa’apai

    Date Published - January 21, 2020

    The South Pacific’s second major cyclone of the season has swept through Fiji and Tonga, leaving a trail of damage from destructive winds, high seas... Read More

  • Pacific Ocean, Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai Batters Fiji and Heads For Tonga

    Date Published - December 29, 2019

    The first cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone season has battered the Fijian islands with strong winds and heavy rain for the past five days... Read More

  • Pacific Ocean, Fiji: First Cyclone of the South Pacific Season Forming off Fiji

    Date Published - December 24, 2019

    What could be the first cyclone of the South Pacific Cyclone season is shaping up northwest of Fiji and is forecast to bring gale-force winds,... Read More

  • Bahamas, Abaco Islands: Volunteers Welcomed

    Date Published - December 03, 2019

    The Ocean Cruising Club have published in their December News an update about the current situation in the Abacos by OCC member Jayme Okma Lee.... Read More

  • Fiji: Preparing for the 2019/2020 Cyclone Season

    Date Published - November 25, 2019

    With the Fiji Meterological Service forecasting at least two cyclones to affect Fiji during the 2019/2020 cyclone season, marinas have begun their preparations on Viti... Read More

  • Eastern Caribbean: Single Side Band Coconut Telegraph to Resume

    Date Published - November 08, 2019

    The single side band (SSB) radio’s Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers’ net on November 11th. Its main objective is to share active cruiser information... Read More

  • Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Halong Astonishing Meteorologists

    Date Published - November 06, 2019

    With peak winds at close to 305kmh and a transformation from a Category 2 hurricane to Category 5 overnight, super-typhoon Halong's intensity makes it the... Read More

  • Japan, Typhoon Hagibis: One of the strongest in Japan’s history

    Date Published - October 16, 2019

    Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Saturday evening (12 October) local time on the Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. It dumped an incredible amount of rain... Read More

  • New Zealand: Intense Weather System Results in Yachting Tragedy

    Date Published - October 14, 2019

    An intense low pressure weather system that hit New Zealand this week has tragically led to the loss of a yacht and the death of... Read More

  • Azores: Damage Assessment After Hurricane Lorenzo

    Date Published - October 04, 2019

    Hurricane Lorenzo passed through the western and central groups of the Azores archipelago in the early hours of the morning of October 2nd. All the... Read More

  • Azores Mid-Atlantic: Lonely Lorenzo to bring Hurricane Force Winds Tomorrow

    Date Published - September 30, 2019

    Lorenzo is an oddity, but a strong one at that, forming uncharacteristically too far east in the Atlantic and maintaining strength as it barrels toward... Read More

  • Bahamas: Post-Dorian Recovery

    Date Published - September 24, 2019

    First posted three weeks after Hurricane Dorian struck the Northern Bahamas, this news item is being updated as and when recovery updates come in. The... Read More

  • USA: US Coast Guard plans to terminate NAVTEX

    Date Published - September 21, 2019

    The US Coast Guard may cease broadcasting of NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) but only after it is available on IMO recognized satellite services.... Read More

  • The Season for Lightning Superbolts is Approaching

    Date Published - September 17, 2019

    After a nine year survey, the University of Washington have published a paper demonstrating how superbolts are most common in the Mediterranean Sea, the... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Leaves a Trail of Destruction in the Northern Bahamas

    Date Published - September 06, 2019

    Rescuers are now able to reach areas of the northern Bahamas that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian leaving the islands with severe flooding and widespread... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Makes Landfall in the Bahamas

    Date Published - September 04, 2019

    Update posted September 4, 2019: Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas at Elbow Cay, Abacos on September 1st as a category 5 hurricane. The "strongest hurricane... Read More

  • Hurricane Dorian Strengthens as it Heads for Florida

    Date Published - August 29, 2019

    Hurricane Dorian, the 2nd hurricane this season, has already passed over a number of Caribbean countries that were seriously affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria... Read More

  • New Zealand, Auckland: Tornado Rips Through Marina

    Date Published - August 23, 2019

    More than 50 boats were damaged at a marina in Auckland, New Zealand when a tornado struck without warning during a violent thunderstorm on August... Read More

  • Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Could we see an increase now El Nino has ended?

    Date Published - August 08, 2019

    August 8, 2019 - NOAA announced today that the current El Nino in the Pacific Ocean has ended and neutral conditions have returned. This now... Read More

  • USA, Atlantic City: Cruising Couple Rescued as Boat Sinks after Microburst Hits

    Date Published - May 31, 2019

    (May 31, 2019) - Peter Bailey and Heidi Snyder lost their home on May 29, 2019, on the last leg of their circumnavigation, when they... Read More

  • NOAA’s Prediction for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 30, 2019

    (May 23, 2019) - NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have published their outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season which starts officially on 1 June and runs... Read More

  • The Intensity of Southern Indian Ocean Cyclones Increases in 2019

    Date Published - May 09, 2019

    (May 9, 2019) - Tropical storms and cyclones are a natural and recurring feature in the Indian Ocean but there is evidence that whilst the... Read More

  • East Pacific Offshore Waters Forecasts

    Date Published - April 14, 2019

    (April 16, 2019) - The East Pacific offshore waters forecast is issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC)/Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB).... Read More

  • USA: Coastal-Marine Automated Network to Experience Outages

    Date Published - March 29, 2019

    By Diane Selkirk — Mar 29, 2019
    Contributors: Joan Conover (SSCA)

    Temporary GPS outages for some C-MAN stations projected to occur on or after April 6, 2019... Read More

  • Fiji & Tonga: Cat 3 Cyclone passes between Fiji & Tonga

    Date Published - February 28, 2019

    Tropical Cyclone Pola has been upgraded to a cat 3 as it passes by Fiji and Tonga causing heavy rain and strong winds.... Read More

  • Mediterranean: Abnormal Weather – The New Norm?

    Date Published - February 26, 2019

    Are the tornadoes in Turkey, hurricanes force winds in Italy, blizzards in Greece the new norm or just exceptional and unusual? We take a look... Read More

  • Fiji: Viti Levu – Cruisers Prepare for 2018/19 Cyclone Season

    Date Published - December 16, 2018

    On Fiji's largest island, Viti Levu, preparations have begun for cyclone season which runs from November to the end of April. Port Denarau Marina briefs... Read More

  • New Caledonia & Vanuatu: Tsunami warning after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

    Date Published - December 05, 2018

    Authorities order the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas, saying tsunami waves could reach up to three metres.... Read More

  • Turkey, Marmaris: Damaging waterspout overturns yachts in Yat Marina

    Date Published - November 22, 2018

    At least one damaging waterspout hit Marmaris, Mugla province, southwestern Turkey on Wednesday.... Read More

  • Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific: Discontinue of High Seas and Storm Warnings

    Date Published - November 20, 2018

    The National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) will be discontinuing High Seas and Storm Warnings issued over shortwave radio on Thursday, January 31, 2019,... Read More

  • Florida and Alabama: Northern Gulf Marinas Recovering From Hurricane Michael

    Date Published - November 14, 2018

    Cruiser's Net have published this very useful list of marinas in Florida and Alabama and their post-Michael condition. Noonsite have double checked and updated this... Read More

  • Italy: Violent storms cause flooding and millions of Euros of damage

    Date Published - October 31, 2018

    Venice underwater, hailstones the size of tennis balls in Rome, flooding in Puglia and hundreds of yachts washed ashore in Liguria. Italy is suffering some... Read More

  • North Pacific: Super Typhoon Yutu Hits the Northern Mariana Islands

    Date Published - October 24, 2018

    Super Typhoon Yutu struck the Northern Mariana Islands as a Category 5 storm on Wednesday with winds of up to 180 miles per hour, making... Read More

  • Mexico: Major borderline Category 5 hurricane in eastern Pacific

    Date Published - October 22, 2018

    Hurricane Willa strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 tropical cyclone on Sunday and has its sights on the Mexico coastline in the coming days.
    ... Read More

  • USA – Hurricane Michael: Unimaginable destruction across Florida Panhandle

    Date Published - October 11, 2018

    Michael made landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday afternoon. Though Michael has weakened following landfall, a swath of damaging winds and flooding... Read More

  • USA: Hurricane Michael Threatening Florida Panhandle

    Date Published - October 09, 2018

    Hurricane Michael will continue to intensify and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds... Read More

  • Indonesia: Tsunami early detection buoys haven’t worked for six years

    Date Published - October 01, 2018

    Indonesia's disaster agency says early detection tsunami buoys off the coast of Sulawesi have not been working for six years "due to lack of funding",... Read More

  • Greece, SW: High risk for major waves and dangerous severe winds this weekend

    Date Published - September 28, 2018

    The long Summer has lasted far into September in the Southern Mediterranean, however, all that is about to end with the arrival of a Medicane... Read More

  • Hong Kong: Hundreds of vessels washed ashore, damaged or sunk after Typhoon Mangkhut

    Date Published - September 21, 2018

    September 2018: Luxury vessels, dinghies and other boats of various sizes were battered while yacht clubs were also seriously damaged.... Read More

  • Current Hurricane and Typhoon Updates

    Date Published - September 14, 2018

    September tends to bring increased storm activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins. Right now there are 4 named storms in the Atlantic and... Read More

  • USA: Strengthening Hurricane Florence to pose serious threat to US East Coast later this week

    Date Published - September 11, 2018

    All interests along the coasts of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic are being put on alert for a potential strike from Category 4 Hurricane Florence during... Read More

  • Canada: Northwest Passage Claims Yacht

    Date Published - September 05, 2018

    The Canadian Coast Guard has issued a warning of ice risk in the NW passage due to heavier than normal ice conditions. French-flagged Sailing vessel... Read More

  • Worldwide Marine Radio-Fax Changes: Effective from 19 September 2018

    Date Published - September 03, 2018

    The Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) has produced weather forecast information since March 2018. A new revised schedule of radio-fax transmissions comes into effect on 19... Read More

  • North Pacific: Powerful Hurricane Lane Moving WNW Toward the Main Hawaiian Island

    Date Published - August 22, 2018

    The eye of Hurricane Lane is forecast to move very close to, or over, the main Hawaiian Islands from Thursday through Saturday.... Read More

  • Changes in the Gulf Stream

    Date Published - July 20, 2018

    Crossing the Gulf Stream is a rite of passage for many East Coast offshore sailors. I’ll never forget my first time. The Stream seems to... Read More

  • Spain, Balearics: Meteotsunami (rissaga) floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca

    Date Published - July 19, 2018

    A wave as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) hit the islands of Mallorca and Menorca during the early morning hours of Monday, July 16.... Read More

  • Dominica, Puerto Rico: Still wary of dissipated storm Beryl

    Date Published - July 09, 2018

    Beryl had been the Atlantic season's first hurricane, then it disintegrated as a tropical storm shortly before reaching Dominica.... Read More

  • UK: RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts

    Date Published - June 27, 2018

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible in the UK for broadcasting Maritime Safety Information (MSI). Your valuable feedback needed.
    ... Read More

  • 2018 Atlantic hurricane outlook: How active will the season be following Alberto?

    Date Published - June 26, 2018

    In the wake of Alberto, many may be wondering if early-season development translates into an active Atlantic hurricane season.... Read More

  • Alberto: First Named Storm of 2018 Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 28, 2018

    Alberto to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle on Memorial Day.... Read More

  • Fiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni Moves Southeastwards

    Date Published - April 10, 2018

    Another tropical cyclone called Keni has formed in the South Pacific Ocean between Vanuatu and Fiji. On April 10, the Fiji Meteorological Service issued several... Read More

  • 3 tropical storms surround Australia, a 4th possibly for Fiji & Tonga next week

    Date Published - March 25, 2018

    We're in the peak of the Southern Hemisphere cyclone season with three active tropical cyclones affecting the Australian area alone this week and more on... Read More

  • Storm Emma sinks boats from Wales to Cadiz

    Date Published - March 05, 2018

    While Great Britain suffers the biggest chill for many years, Storm Emma has also wreaked havoc in Anglesey (Wales) with Holyhead Marina suffering major damage.... Read More

  • Tonga cleans up after devastating Cyclone Gita – how yachties can help

    Date Published - February 28, 2018

    Tongans embark on recovery efforts after getting slammed by Category 4 cyclone. See guidance for yachts planning on visiting Tonga who wish to help with... Read More

  • After the Hurricanes: Sailors Lend a Hand

    Date Published - January 13, 2018

    In the days after Irma, a loose group of cruisers based out of Puerto Rico wanted to help their island neighbors to the east.

    A... Read More

  • Support for hurricane ravaged Dominica continues

    Date Published - November 24, 2017

    The Governments and people of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States continue to actively support their sister country Dominica following the devastating passage of Category 5... Read More

  • New Caledonia struck by massive earthquake

    Date Published - November 20, 2017

    A MASSIVE earthquake measuring 7.3 has struck off the coast of New Caledonia triggering a widespread tsunami alert.... Read More

  • Hurricane Relief, Support & Resources

    Date Published - October 20, 2017

    September 2017 was a month of severe hurricane activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea, in particular hurricanes Irma, Jose and now Maria, all leaving... Read More

  • Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico without power and has devastated Dominica

    Date Published - September 20, 2017

    Hurricane Maria is pummelling Puerto Rico, bringing "catastrophic" 155mph winds and knocking out power to the island's entire population of 3.4 million.... Read More

  • 2017: Why This Hurricane Season Has Been So Catastrophic

    Date Published - September 19, 2017

    After Harvey and Irma—and with Maria on the way—we look at why this hurricane season has been so active. This report by National Geographic.... Read More

  • Hurricane Maria, poses a significant threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean early this week

    Date Published - September 18, 2017

    Hurricane Maria poses a significant threat to Irma-devastated areas in the northern Caribbean early this week.... Read More

  • Texas, USA: Hurricane Harvey Severly Damages Coastal Areas – Widespread Flooding Continues

    Date Published - September 01, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey came onshore on August 26 after a long run from the mid-Atlantic. When the storm arrived at Southeast Texas, it brought with it... Read More

  • Hurricane Irma Tracking across the Atlantic from the Cape Verdes

    Date Published - August 31, 2017

    While the US Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands,... Read More

  • NOAA: Above Average Hurricane Season Expected

    Date Published - June 11, 2017

    For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a... Read More

  • Tropical Cyclone Donna lashes Vanuatu and New Caledonia

    Date Published - May 08, 2017

    Severe storm develops into the strongest May cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.... Read More

  • South Pacific, Vanuatu: Cyclone Donna creates uncertainty

    Date Published - May 04, 2017

    Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified to a category three and while Vanuatu may be lucky to avoid the worse of the wild weather, it... Read More

  • South Pacific: Category three Cyclone Cook hits New Caledonia

    Date Published - April 09, 2017

    French media reports at least four injured and 20,000 homes without power in the wake of Cyclone Cook making landfall in New Caledonia.... Read More

  • Australia: Yachts damaged and sunk as the Whitsundays bears the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Debbie

    Date Published - March 29, 2017

    As Cat 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie loses intensity and tracks south towards Brisbane, the Gold Coast and northern NSW, residents and visitors to the Whitsundays... Read More

  • Australia: Tropical Cyclone Debbie Strengthens as it Approaches Landfall in Queensland

    Date Published - March 26, 2017

    Tropical Cyclone Debbie is closing in on Australia's Queensland Province where conditions will continue to deteriorate with damaging winds, storm surge and flooding rainfall pounding... Read More

  • Surprising Caribbean Weather: Westerly winds in the Windwards and Leewards

    Date Published - February 23, 2017

    With the prevailing Eastern tradewinds that characterize Caribbean weather at this time of year, cruising boats seek shelter in bays with protection from wind and... Read More

  • Mexico/Central America: Pacific Weather Resource Update

    Date Published - October 16, 2016

    (October 17, 2016) - In 2014 the highly anticipated NOAA forecasts for the coastal East Pacific became available on an experimental basis. These products went... Read More

  • NOAA Weather Service for Mariners: e-mail address change

    Date Published - September 26, 2016

    NOAA is changing the email address for FTPmail to [email protected] This will impact a lot of cruisers who have automated e-mail requests. The new address... Read More

  • Predictions for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 03, 2016

    Tropical storms & hurricanes in the Atlantic predicted to total 14 this season, 2 more than normal. This article by AccuWeather.com... Read More

  • Guyana, Georgetown: Can you help get sailing research vessel back to the USA?

    Date Published - November 30, 2015

    November 2015: Since 2012 this 5 foot, self-steering, self-righting and self-sailing research vessel has been helping to chart the currents of the Atlantic Ocean.... Read More

  • Hurricane Kate becomes the fourth Atlantic hurricane of the 2015 season

    Date Published - November 11, 2015

    As of early on Wednesday morning, Kate became the fourth tropical system to reach hurricane strength during the 2015 Hurricane Season. Kate will bring strong... Read More

  • Typhoon Koppu to Lash Philippines Through Midweek Before Targeting Taiwan

    Date Published - October 18, 2015

    Typhoon Koppu, also known as Lando, has killed at least 11 people in the Philippines according to the Associated Press. Lando will continue to bring... Read More

  • Bahamas: Hurricane Joaquin Blasting the Central Bahamas

    Date Published - September 30, 2015

    Hurricane Joaquin is still gaining strength - Thursday (1st October) - and breaking news released after this report was posted is that 'Extremely Dangerous' Joaquin... Read More

  • Caribbean, Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika kills at least 20

    Date Published - August 28, 2015

    A tropical storm heading across the Caribbean has killed at least 20 people on the island of Dominica, with dozens more missing.

    Tropical Storm Erika hit... Read More

  • New Zealand: Violent Winter Storm pummels Northern New Zealand damaging and sinking 30 yachts

    Date Published - July 16, 2014

    Boaties' heartbreak as storm rages. At least 30 boats have sunk, run aground or been damaged in the violent storm still lashing Northland. By Peter... Read More

  • Japan prepares for Super Typhoon Neoguri

    Date Published - July 06, 2014

    Super Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is an extremely dangerous tropical cyclone churning toward Okinawa and potentially... Read More

  • New NOAA East Pacific Experimental Forecasts now available

    Date Published - March 27, 2014

    (March 27, 2014) - The highly anticipated NOAA forecasts for the coastal East Pacific are now available on an experimental basis. As reported by the... Read More

  • Australia, North Queensland: Cyclone Dylan intensifies

    Date Published - January 30, 2014

    A TROPICAL cyclone barrelling towards north Queensland has been upgraded to a category two cyclone. Cyclone Dylan is expected to cross the coast further south... Read More

  • Monster storm roars into Philippines – updated

    Date Published - November 11, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines last Friday. More than 12 million people were at risk from the storm,... Read More

  • UK: Storm rescues for boat owners

    Date Published - October 28, 2013

    A major Atlantic storm has struck parts of England and Wales leaving three people dead and a trail of devastation in its wake. As reported... Read More

  • BVIs, Tortola: Hurricane Preparedness stepped up at Nanny Cay

    Date Published - June 11, 2013

    With predictions of another active hurricane season, Nanny Cay is boosting its slate of precautionary measures in the boatyard. All catamarans stored in the boatyard... Read More

  • North Atlantic Radio Net: Herb Hilgenberg has Retired

    Date Published - June 07, 2013

    The HF/SSB weather forecasting and routing service offered by Herb Hilgenberg (Call Sign VAX498, ‘South Bound II Coastal’) has ceased broadcasting as from the 1st... Read More

  • Australia: Superstorm Hits East Coast

    Date Published - January 29, 2013

    As reported by www.Sail-World.com. First, it was fired and record temperature heatwave, now the wet season has well and truly hit with former tropical cyclone... Read More

  • USA: Weather Underground Launches New Sailing & Boating Weather Service

    Date Published - August 23, 2012

    Free Interactive Service For Sailing & Boating Enthusiasts Combines Detailed Weather Forecasts With Localized Marine Data From ActiveCaptain.

    Weather Underground, the world’s first online weather service,... Read More

  • Ocean Prediction Centre: Request for Feedback on 24-Hour Historical Track Positions

    Date Published - April 10, 2012

    The Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) recently made a change to their 24, 48, and 96-hour forecast surface charts to remove the 24-hour previous track position... Read More

  • Bahamas, Family Islands: Ravaged by Hurricane Irene

    Date Published - September 02, 2011

    For full report with pictures see www.cruisingworld.com

    August 30, 2011

    Island Devastation

    On August 25, the usually idyllic and remote Family Islands of the Bahamas were struck by... Read More

  • NOAA Issues Forecast For Above Normal Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 20, 2011

    On May 19, 2011, the Climate Prediction Center issued NOAA's outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season.

    The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane... Read More

  • Tsunami-Warn.com offers advice to Skippers

    Date Published - May 17, 2011

    As reported on Sail-World.com

    Experts estimate about 80% of Tsunami occur in the Pacific Ocean.

    More than 75% of the volcanoes in the world - both active... Read More

  • Hurricane Tomas in Saint Lucia

    Date Published - November 05, 2010

    Hurricane Tomas in Saint Lucia - Sailors can help the island recover

    Hurricane Tomas, which struck Saint Lucia earlier this week, caused considerable damage to areas... Read More

  • Have you ever experienced unusual weather phenomena whilst sailing?

    Date Published - August 18, 2010

    Our friends at Segeln Magazine - Britta Kunz and Lina Nagel - are planning an article about unusual weather phenomena, such as:

    microbursts

    - freak waves

    - cyclones

    -... Read More

  • Hurricane Season Predicted To Be Active

    Date Published - June 03, 2010

    As reported by Cruising Compass

    An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued... Read More

  • NOAA National Weather Service to Use New Hurricane Wind Scale

    Date Published - April 10, 2010

    Storm Surge and Flooding Prediction Dropped in New Scale

    February 17, 2010

    NOAA's National Weather Service [BROKEN LINK] will use a new hurricane scale this season called... Read More

  • Plenty of Wind

    Date Published - October 22, 2009

    As reported in Cruising Compass

    Hurricane Rick, once a Category Five storm with winds of 180 miles per hour, continues to weaken in the Pacific. One... Read More

  • El Nino

    Date Published - October 14, 2009

    El Niño - "the child" in Spanish - was named by fishermen in Peru and Ecuador because the phenomenon arrives at Christmas there. It is... Read More

  • National Weather Service Proposed Changes – Updated Report

    Date Published - October 04, 2009

    As reported on the Caribbean Safety and Security Net

    See new questions and answers below

    The National Weather Service is proposing changes to the zones for which... Read More

  • New “Flavour” of El Nino under Global Warming

    Date Published - October 01, 2009

    From Report in Cruising Compass and www.scoop.co.nz

    El Niño "Modoki" - a new kind of El Niño will increase with global warming

    Research published on 24 September... Read More

  • Cruisers Report – American Samoa Earthquake & Tsunami

    Date Published - October 01, 2009

    This received at 3.30am from SV Gallivanter in Pago Pago, American Samoa:

    This morning (six hrs ago) we were shaken awake by an earthquake which seemed... Read More

  • 2009 Hurricane Predictions

    Date Published - April 15, 2009

    As reported today in Cruising Compass

    Colorado State is forecasting 12 Named Storms, six of those Storms becoming Hurricanes and two of those Hurricanes becoming Major... Read More

  • 2008 Hurricane Season – One for the Record Books

    Date Published - December 11, 2008

    As reported in Cruising Compass today.

    The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season produced a record number of consecutive storms to hit the United States and was the... Read More

  • Neutral Conditions in the South Pacific

    Date Published - November 12, 2008

    ENSO (EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION) neutral conditions are expected to continue into early 2009.

    The latest claims by the Climate Prediction Centre are that the situation in... Read More

  • New Weather Website Launched by NOAA

    Date Published - November 06, 2008

    http://forecast.weather.gov/mwp

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a one-stop Southeast Marine Weather Internet portal collecting marine weather forecasts and real-time coastal wind and... Read More

  • Forecasters Predict Active Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 31, 2008

    The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins tomorrow (1 June), could be slightly busier than average, with a good chance of six to nine... Read More

  • La Niña possible within the next 2-3 months

    Date Published - May 14, 2007

    The pattern of anomalous sea surface temperatures (SSTs) during April 2007 was consistent with ENSO-neutral conditions in the tropical Pacific, with average to slightly below... Read More

  • El Niño conditions are likely to continue through March-May 2007

    Date Published - January 16, 2007

    El Niño conditions are likely to continue through May 2007 reports the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

    Equatorial Pacific SST (surface and subsurface temperature) anomalies... Read More

  • Free weather service for yachts transiting the Red Sea

    Date Published - April 12, 2003

    A transit of the Red Sea has previously had to be made without access to accurate weather information, making the passage for the last 600... Read More

Books

  • Instant Weather Forecasting

    A bestseller, invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities. Clear color photographs of cloud formations have accompanying explanatory text, enabling the reader to read the sky, pick... Read More

  • Weather Handbook

    The most successful book for met author Alan Watts (aside from his Instant Weather Forecasting), he had been working on a fourth edition at the... Read More

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