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The Importance of Weather Routing

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By MarEx 2016-03-28 10:17:53

Safety and route optimization are considered extremely important factors at sea, this is why it is essential to rely on precise meteorological information. With the development and expansion of technology this data can be found easily, especially on the internet.

You can find a lot of different meteorological models out there, often showing a complete different scenario. This is why it is important to know what to look for and how to understand which models are more accurate. You can’t just rely on a single source of information and think “ah... there is just a slight wind from the north”.

Nowadays you can find someone to share your thoughts with, this figure is called “marine weather forecaster”, a professional human being who evaluates various sources and knows what to look for. If you are a yachtsman or a ship Captain, the best thing to do in order to understand the weather scenario on board, is to receive an expert suggestion from a professional meteorologist who can help you, interpret and elaborate accurate information before and during your navigation. This is why boaters and Captains rely on professional weather centers, especially in critical conditions, to be sure they can have the best information possible, for comfort and safety at sea.

With almost three decades of experience working in the weather sector, Navimeteo, with its headquarters situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, is today a highly specialized marine weather center, active 24/7, 7 days a week.

An always growing number of sailing boats, super yachts, cruising vessels but also marinas worldwide, rely every day on selected and elaborated meteorological information. Navimeteo Forecasters carefully study the National and International sources more times a day, weather models, real time data and observations from ports and ships, satellite images, radar, winds, sea state, currents and hurricanes also!

Understanding and avoiding critical or heavy weather condition is the most important factor for a safer navigation, for this propose Navimeteo also organizes weather training courses for sailors and Captains.

Today, software for navigation and communication systems allow to simulate a route, but before taking any decision, a consultancy with an expert is always needed, a careful and responsible human evaluation. This is why an always increasing number of professional Captains choose our services.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.