What is the weather going to be like? Weather- & Storm Warning Services

April 26, 2017

 

Depending on the sailing area, there are now various ways of obtaining the shipping forecast: for many sailing enthusiasts, a walk to the harbour master’s office to get the latest weather data is still an obligatory part of their routine.

In addition, Navtex, telephone/SMS, coastal radio and the Internet can also be used to access weather information. In recent years, modern digital solutions have also become increasingly popular. This involves downloading GRIB data, i.e. the electronic representation of the weather and tidal forecasts, via a PC or a mobile device and loading it directly into the on-board navigation programs.

Here are some useful contacts when you are on a sailing trip: 

PHONE

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
1190 Wien, Hohe Warte 38
Telefon: +43 1 36 0 26
https://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/aktuell

Meteorological and Hydrological Service
Maritime Weather Forecasts
Tel.: +385 060 616 666
http://meteo.hr/index_en.php

Hellenic Center for Marina Research
Greece Weather Forecast
http://poseidon.hcmr.gr/

 

Coastal Radio

Croatia

Rijeka Radio

04, 20, 24

0535, 1435, 1935

Split Radio

07, 21, 23, 81

0545, 1235, 1945

Dubrovnik Radio

04, 07

0835, 1235, 2035 


Channels of recorded announcement from north to south:

K73 Pula Nord Adria/ West-coast Istria

K69 Rijeka Kvarner Bucht bis Kornaten

K 67 Split Middle dalmatia

K 73 Dubrovnik Southern Dalmatia

 

Navtex Adria

Kroatien
Radio identification Q Location: Iceland Hvar Reach: 85 nm Broadcasting times: From 00:40 every four hours 

Italien
Radio identification: U Broadcasting times: From 01:20 every four hours