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Old 05-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Bay of Biscay, Websites - Marine Weather


Im looking for websites with weather charts for Bay of Biscay. So far the best Ive found is this Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather

What elses out there thats worth a look?


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Old 05-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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Passage weather is useful for forward looking forecasts (up to 5 days) but you can't save the information. A better choice could be to use zyGrib link which does the same stuff but you can save the files. Similar is UGrib link.


You have many choices for weather forecasting while at sea including radio based info and weatherfaxes.
Many cruisers use grib files obtained via radio based email. Grib files are available via email or ftp. Free. Take a look at saildocs.com
The above link includes links to other sources of Grib files.

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METAREAs are usually divided into sea areas for weather forecast broadcast using INMARSAT-C, NAVTEX, VHF, MF/SSB and HF/SSB radio.

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And, of course, you can get Navtex in Biscay and all the way down the coast and offshore.


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Old 05-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies,

Theres link at passage weather that says "download all the wave/wind/pressure forecast images .zip file" so I think one does can save the charts provided by the website.

I will take a look later on at all this links and info, thanks a lot.

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