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Old 23 July 2009, 13:29   #1
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An unusually interesting article in PBO on on-line weather information. It highlights a few which I know are familiar to people here anyway:

www.windguru.cz
www.wileynautical.com (as part of its free online almanac)

and of course mentions the met office, met check etc.

However it mentioned a few sites I hadn't come across:

www.passageweather.com (this is quite nice and includes wave heights)
and www.wetterzentrale.de (this is in german - but you can probably work it out). Forecasts 2 weeks ahead.

Its also mentions GRIB files - which require some software on your computer (they suggest www.grib.us for windows users). (Passage weather is essentially using the same sort of data). It looks quite good - has anyone any experience of using these and their accuracy etc?

I gave up on Windows at home a wee while ago so I have installed zyGrib as my viewer (in Linux, windows version is available www.zygrib.org [french site - but english section, and software can be set to english language]).

Thought others might be interested - if it turns out to be crap predictions I'll post back here! Would be interested in anyone else's experience with these though.
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I like the look of http://www.passageweather.com/, off to check it out...
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