Frequently Asked Questions

Why use SWIS?
1. Unlike most weather sites, our forecasts combine the best output from our very own meteorlogists with that of the GFS computer model. Our professional forecasters look at the charts, assess the weather, and then issue a prediction for the coming days based on this information.

2. Sailing Weather forecasts let all sailors know at-a-glance whether conditions will be suitable for sailing activities.

3. You can plan your sailing days in advance, with a forecast extending as far as 7 days.

4. Wasted journeys to the coast can be avoided and that precious spare time saved to gain "brownie" points for the next sailing slot!

Who writes the forecasts?
SWIS forecasts are written by the professional meteorologists at Weather Consultancy Services (WCS). The company was established in 1997 and has been providing forecasts to sailors and may other customer since then. You may see some of our forecasts through our website
Forecasts are written in an understandable format to help you get the most out of your sailing.

Can I talk to the forecasters about the forecasts?
Yes, you can talk live to a forecaster between 8am and 6pm UK time.
Call 0906 515 0046. The call costs £1.53 per minute and an average call lasts 2-3 minutes. This service is called WeatherLIVE.

Can I request a written forecast for my trip?
Yes. A professional forecaster will write a forecast specfically for you and email it to you at a time requested by you.
For more information on this service please click here.

Can I get a forecast for my marina or club?
Yes, we already supply forecasts for marinas and clubs. Ask them to get in touch for a quote.

Spreading the word
Please print out the forecasts and display them wherever you sail. Encourage your friends, marinas and clubs to use the forecasts and display them on notice boards etc... The more people that use the forecasts, the more sponsors we can attract and the better the service can be. This is a unique service of benefit to all sailors, you can do your bit to ensure its success.

Highest UK Wind - Next 24-hours
Based on GFS model updated: Fri 21 June 2024 03:00
Strong winds next 24-hours?
White=No warning, Yellow=F6+, Red=F7+
North Foreland to Eastbourne
Eastbourne to Selsey Bill
Selsey Bill to Swanage
The Solent
Swanage to Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis to Plymouth
Plymouth to Lands End
Isles of Scilly
Channel Islands
Bristol Channel (West of 4W)
Bristol Channel (East of 4W)
St Davids Head to Holyhead
Holyhead to Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow-in-Furness to Mull of Kintyre
Mull of Kintyre to Campbell Town
Campbell Town to Ardnamurchan Point
Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath
Cape Wrath to Thurso
Fraserburgh to Montrose
Montrose to Dunbar
Dunbar to Whitby
Whitby to Gibraltar Point
Gibraltar Point to Cromer
Cromer to North Foreland