How do I get my forecast?
You can request a single forecast anytime you like or use our automated service for time periods – or combine both.
Let us know your required area and we will send you the forecast at your desired time once or twice per day. Please simply send us an Email or call us at +49 431 97 99 08 0 to set this up.
Single Request with Region Code
Number for requests: +49 160 633 6401
- Sent a short message including only the region code, just the 3 letters, no spaces. Upper and lower cases don’t matter. You can find the region codes in our Flyer (unfortunately only available in German at the moment.)
- Send your message to the following number:
+49 160 633 6401
- Within minutes you receive 3 short messages with the forecast für the next 60 hours, sorted by forecast days.
Request via geographical coordinates
You can also request a forecast through geographical coordinates by sending those as a short message to:
+49 160 633 6401
You need to make sure the coordinates have the right format:
In this example the forecast will be send for: 36 degree 0 minutes North and 5 degree 0 minutes East. Leave one space between longitude and latitude. The longitude 132°E would be send as 13200E per SMS.
Request of route weather
You can also request the weather along a route by sending your coordinates, course in degree and speed in knots. Here is an example:
3600N 00500E 090 05
From 36 degree 0 minutes North and 5 degree 0 minutes East, a course of 90 degree and a speed of 5 knots. Leave one space each between longitude, latitude, course and speed.
You will receive a 60 hour forecast for the route resulting from the course and speed.
You can also request land weather
To Do so simple add one space and LAND.
Example: KIB LAND
5154N 01023E LAND
Within minutes you receive 3 short messages with the forecast für the next 60 hours, sorted by forecast days.
Can I also use this service with a satellite phone?
Unfortunately no – this service does not work with a sat or iridium phone.
We recommend our software SEAMAN PRO – the needed GRIB data can be received via sat email.