HF WEATHER FAX CHARTS

This page was born from unpopular demand by those with no interest whatsoever in receiving HF weather faxes. OK, you'll need some sort of computer program to get started. MixW is the one to use because it's the one I use and I like it. By the way, your radio should be on USB.

 

WEATHER INFORMATION RECEIVED BY HF FAX BROADCASTS IS FASCINATING AND USEFUL
HOOK UP YOUR COMPUTER AND GIVE IT A TRY

FAX WEATHER CHART

 


The above screen shot was taken at 0815 UTC, 22nd August 2003. The frequency: 4608kHz USB. I've marked the UK, France and Italy to clarify things a little. The chart shows barometric pressures.

 

WEATHER FAX HF FREQUENCIES

RN Northwood - GYA England Offenbach - DDH Germany Halifax - CFH
Canada
US Coastguard - NMF Boston
2618.5 (2616.6) kHz* 3855 (3853.1) kHz 4271 (4269.1) kHz 4235 (4233.1) kHz*
4610 (4608.1) kHz 7880 (7878.1) kHz 6496.4 (6494.5) kHz 6340.5 (6338.6) kHz
8040 (8038.1) kHz 13882.5 (13880.6) kHz 10536 (10534.1) kHz 9110 kHz (9108.1) kHz
11086.5 (11084.6) kHz   13510 (13508.1) kHz 12750 (12748.1) kHz
18261 (18259.1) kHz*      
* NOT 24 hour operation. Figures in brackets are the frequencies to set your dial to.

 

FLEET WEATHER AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CENTRE NORTHWOOD
RADIO FACSIMILE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

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TIME CHART
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0000Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 1200Z

0100Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 1200Z0200Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 1200Z0236Z SCHEDULE 0300Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0000Z0348Z GALE SUMMARY 0300Z0400Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0000Z0448Z 500MB HEIGHT ANALYSIS 0000Z0500Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0000Z0512Z 500MB HEIGHT T+24 0000Z0524Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 0000Z0536Z SCEXA TAFS SUMMER ONLY 0600Z0548Z SCEXA TAFS CONTINUED 0600Z0600Z GALE SUMMARY 0600Z0612Z 300MB HEIGHT Analysis 0000Z0624Z 300MB HEIGHT PROGNOSIS T+24 0000Z0636Z SCEXA TAFS 0700Z0648Z SCEXA TAFS CONTINUED 0700Z0700Z GALE SUMMARY 0600Z0712Z 850MB WBPT T+24 0000Z0724Z 500/1000MB THICKNESS ANALYSIS 0000Z0736Z 500/1000MB THICKNESS T+24 0000Z0748Z SIG WIND AREAS T+24 0000Z0800Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 0000Z0812Z SIG WIND AREAS T+48 0000Z0824Z SIG WIND AREAS T+72 0000Z0836Z SIG WIND AREAS T+96 0000Z0848Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+48 0000Z0900Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0600Z0912Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 0000Z0924Z SEA SWELL PROGNOSIS T+24 0000Z0936Z SPOT WINDS 850MB T+24 0000Z0948Z SPOT WINDS 700MB T+24 0000Z1000Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 0600Z1012Z SPOT WINDS 500MB T+24 0000Z1024Z SPOT WINDS 400MB T+24 0000Z1036Z SPOT WINDS 300MB T+24 0000Z1048Z SPOT WINDS 250MB T+24 0000Z1100Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0600Z1124Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+96 0000Z1136Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+120 0000Z1148Z GALE SUMMARY 1200Z1200Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 0600Z1212Z SST 10 PERCENT ICE EDGE MON THURS1224Z LAYER DEPTH 0000Z1236Z CZ POTENTIAL 0000Z1248Z MINIMUM SOUND CHANNEL DEPTH 0000Z1300Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 0600Z1312Z SHIP ICE ACCRETION 0000Z 1324Z POOR VISIBILITY T+24 0000Z1400Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 0000Z1424Z SCHEDULE 1436Z SCEXA TAFS1448Z SCEXA TAFS CONTINUED1500Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 1200Z1536Z FRONTAL POSITIONS THURS1548Z GALE SUMMARY 1600Z1600Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+48 0000Z1700Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+48 0000Z1724Z 500MB HEIGHT Analysis 1200Z1736Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 1200Z1748Z 500MB HEIGHT T+24 1200Z1800Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 1200Z1812Z 300MB HEIGHT Analysis 1200Z1824Z 300MB HEIGHT Prognosis T+24 1200Z1836Z 500/1000MB THICKNESS ANALYSIS 1200Z1848Z 500/1000MB THICKNESS T+24 1200Z1900Z GALE SUMMARY 1900Z1912Z SEA SWELL PROGNOSIS T+24 1200Z1924Z 850MB WBPT PROGNOSIS T+24 1200Z2000Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+48 1200Z2012Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+72 1200Z2024Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+96 1200Z2036Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+120 1200Z2100Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 1800Z2112Z SIG WIND AREAS T+24 1200Z2124Z SIG WIND AREAS T+48 1200Z2136Z SIG WIND AREAS T+72 1200Z2148Z SIG WIND AREAS T+96 1200Z2200Z SURFACE PROGNOSIS T+24 1800Z2212Z SPOT WINDS 850MB T+24 1200Z2224Z SPOT WINDS 700MB T+24 1200Z2236Z SPOT WINDS 500MB T+24 1200Z2248Z SPOT WINDS 400MB T+24 1200Z2300Z SURFACE ANALYSIS 1800Z2312Z SPOT WINDS 300MB T+24 1200Z2324Z SPOT WINDS 250MB T+24 1200Z

Based on information from the Fleet Weather and Oceanographic Centre at Northwood.