PBO compares instant forecasts sent to your mobile phone by text message

In PBO 462 we compare instant forecasts sent to your mobile phone by text message.

There’s no need to sign-up, simply text the provider with a code for your

preferred area and they’ll text you back with a forecast. For more details

see the magazine (p29). Here are the codes for Metmarine and Marinecall:

Met Marine

Text MET then area code (eg MET 06) and send to 80160. Cost = £1.50 per

text, £3 maximum.

English Channel

Cap de La Hague to Penmarc’h 22

Baie de Somme to Cap de La Hague 50

Belgium border to Cap de La Hague

Including Dover and Kent Coast 80

Atlantic Coast of France

Anse de L’Aiguillon to Spanish Border 40

Anse de L’Aiguillon to Penmarc’h 85

Mediterranean (North)

Cote D’Azur (Menton to St Raphael) 06

Port Camargue to St Raphael 13

Camargue to the Spanish Border 34

Corsica 02

Large Area Forecasts

Mediterranean 200

English Channel and Atlantic 300

North Sea 400

Wave Heights – Mediterranean 500

List of codes 000

For more details click on http://www.metmarine.com

Marinecall

Text MC plus the name of your preferred inshore location (eg MC Amble) to 83141.

Texts cost 25p.

Aberdeen

Abersoch

Aberystwyth Marina

Aldeburgh (River Ore)

Allington Marina (River Medway)

Amble

Anvil Point

Ardfern Yacht Centre

Ardrossan Marina

Bardsey Island

Beachy Head

Beaumaris (Menai Strait)

Bembridge Harbour (Isle of Wight)

Berthon Lymington Marina

Berwick

Birdham Pool

Blyth

Boston Marina (The Wash)

Bradwell Marina

Bridlington

Brightlingsea

Brighton Marina

Bristol Floating Harbour

Brixham Marina

Buckler’s Hard

Burnham Yacht Harbour (River Crouch)

Burntisland (Firth of Forth)

Burrow Head

Caernarfon Marina (Menai Strait)

Campbeltown

Chatham Marina (River Medway)

Chichester Marina

Christchurch Harbour

Cobb’s Quay Marina (Poole)

Conwy Marina

Corpach

Cowes Yacht Haven (Isle of Wight)

Craobh Marina

Cromer

Cuxton Marina (River Medway)

Dart Marina

Darthaven Marina

Dover Marina

Duncansby Head

Dundee (River Tay)

Dungeness

Dunstaffnage Yacht Haven

East Cowes Marina (Isle of Wight)

East Loch Tarbert

Emsworth Yacht Harbour (Chichester Harbour)

Essex Marina (River Crouch)

Exmouth

Eyemouth

Falmouth Yacht Marina

Flamborough Head

Fowey Harbour

Fox’s Marina (River Orwell)

Gillingham Marina (River Medway)

Glasson Dock

Gosport Marina

Granton (Firth of Forth)

Great Yarmouth

Grimsby Marina (River Humber)

Hamble Point Marina (River Hamble)

Hartlepool Marina

Haslar Marina

Helford River

Holy Island

Holyhead

Hoo Marina (River Medway)

Hull Marina (River Humber)

Hythe Marina

Inverness

Iona

Ipswich Marina (River Orwell)

Island Harbour Marina (Isle of Wight)

King’s Lynn (The Wash)

Kip Marina

Kirkcudbright

Lamlash

Landguard Point (Harwich)

Largs Marina

Littlehampton Harbour

Liverpool Marina

Lizard Point

Longships

Lossiemouth

Lowestoft

Lyme Regis

Lymington Yacht Haven

Maryport

Mayflower Marina (Plymouth)

Medway Bridge Marina (River Medway)

Mercury Yacht Harbour (River Hamble)

Milford Dock Marina (Milford Haven)

Montrose

Moody’s Swanick Marina (River Hamble)

Mull of Kintyre

Needles Fairway

Newhaven Marina

Newton Ferrers

Neyland Marina (Milford Haven)

North Foreland

Northney Marina (Chichester Harbour)

Oban

Ocean Village (Southampton)

Orford Ness

Padstow

Penarth Marina (Cardiff)

Penzance

Peterhead

Plymouth Yacht Haven

Poole Town Quay

Port Dinorwic (Menai Strait)

Port Edgar (Firth of Forth)

Port Hamble (River Hamble)

Port Medway Marina (River Medway)

Port Solent Maria (Portsmouth)

Portishead Marina (Avonmouth)

Portland Bill

Portpatrick

Preston Marina

Pwllheli Marina

Queen Anne’s Battery Marina (Plymouth)

Queenborough (Isle of Sheppey)

Ramsgate

Rattray Head

Rhu Marina

Royal Quays Marina (River Tyne)

Ryde Leisure Harbour (Isle of Wight)

Rye Harbour

Salcombe Harbour

Salterns Marina (Poole)

Selsey Bill

Shamrock Quay Harbour (Southampton)

Shoreham Harbour

Shotley Point Marina (River Stour)

South Bishop

Southend

Southsea Marina

Southwold

Sovereign Harbour (Eastbourne)

Sparks Yacht Harbour (Hayling Island)

Spurn Head

St Abbs Head

St Peter’s Marina (River Tyne)

St. Catherines Points (Isle of Wight)

Start Point

Stonehaven

Suffolk Yacht Harbour (River Orwell)

Sunderland Marina

Sutton Harbour Marina (Plymouth)

Swansea Marina

Tidemill Yacht Harbour (River Deben)

Titchmarsh Marina (Walton Backwaters)

Tobermory

Tollesbury Marina

Torquay Marina

Town Quay Harbour (Southampton)

Troon Marina

Wells-next-to-the-Sea

Weymouth Marina

Whitby Marina

Whitehaven

Whitehills

Whitstable

Woolverstone Marina (River Orwell)

Wootton Creek (Isle of Wight)

Wyre Dock Marina

Yarmouth Harbour (Isle of Wight)


For more details click on http://www.metoffice.gov.uk