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Anemometers - see the Equipment page.
Beaufort Scale - summary with Beaufort Scale / knots / mph / conditions.
Meteorology - excellent introduction from UKDivers.net.
Satellite images from the Dundee Satellite Receiving Station.
Understanding the Shipping Forecast & Inshore Waters Forecasts - explanation of the format and terms used in the Forecasts.
Understanding Synoptic Charts - how to read those squiggly lines - from The Great Outdoors.
BBC Weather - as good as any.
See the Trip Planning Synopsis for a variety of weather information sources and forecasts.
Click to Listen to the current forecast on BBC Radio 4 - (requires sound and an appropriate player)
Observations & trends are shown here.
Banff Sailing Club also has some nice direct links to general weather sites and proper Bracknel synoptic charts for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours at http://www.btinternet.com/~banffsailingclub/weather_links.htm
Yachting & Boating World brings Weather, Tides and Synoptic charts all together here - charts are a bit small, but useful none the less - they have a useful "24 hour history" wind graph linked from the Forecast Data pop-ups.
Airport information and weather www.tmdg.co.uk/weather/ - Current windspeed and dir (METAR) and 18 hour forecast (TAF) at UK airfields. You need to enter the 4 letter airfield identifier from this site: www.nws.noaa.gov/tg/siteloc.shtml
European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting has lots and lots and lots of techy stuff http://www.ecmwf.int/
Scotlandonline.com - UK 3-5 day inshore outlook from the met office for free!
Westwind has lots of lovely technical stuff, if you understand it!
A1 Surf - viewer friendly surf site with wave data, forecasts and summaries for all the major surf spots in the UK.
Coastal Observatory provides some wave, tide and meteorological
data. Good wave data for eastern channel - seems to have wave bouys
magicseaweed.com - brings you detailed surf forecasts, surf reports, surf webcams, wave buoys, surfing photos and more surfing information all updated every six hours from the latest available data.
National Data Bouy Centre - the original data source for most of the previous sites, this takes you straight to the raw info!
NOAA weather buoys See what's coming, wind speed, direction, air temp, dew point, air pressure and trend, wave height, period and sea temp.
Wavenet, DEFRA's "Strategic Wave Monitoring Network for England and Wales" - lots of good stuff on waves, including bouy data for England & Wales.
(Updated 17-Dec-2015 )