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: 


Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
1190 Wien, Hohe Warte 38
Telefon: +43 1 36 0 26

Meteorological and Hydrological Service
Maritime Weather Forecasts
Tel.: +385 060 616 666

Hellenic Center for Marina Research
Greece Weather Forecast


Coastal Radio


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

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

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