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Radio Weather Forecasts
BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast FM:92-95Mhz LW:198kHz
Day Time Band Content
Mon-Sun 0535 FM LW Synopsis, Area Forecasts & Coastal Station Reports
Mon-Sun 0540 FM LW Inshore waters forecast
Sun 0542 FM LW Long Range Forecast
Mon-Sun 1201 LW Synopsis & Area Forecasts
Mon-Fri 1754 LW Synopsis & Area Forecasts
Sat-Sun 1754 FM LW Synopsis & Area Forecasts
Mon-Sat 0048 FM LW Synopsis, Area Forecasts & Coastal Station Reports
VHF Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts are broadcast at regular intervals by all Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres(MRCC) and Sub-Centres(MRSC) on VHF channel 67, after an initial announcement on VHF channel 16. Forecasts commence every 4 hours (or 2 hours when Force 6 and above).Also available on 490 kHz Navtex.
MRCC District Initial Weather Broadcasting Time
Clyde District Tel 01475 729988 IWBT 00:20
Stornoway District Tel 01851 702013 IWTB 01:10


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