In response to my post on the BBC Shipping Forecast, SWLing Post reader Mark writes:
I just read your latest blog about the BBC marine forecast. It sounds very similar to the RNZ coastal forecast…..but they also have a mountain forecast!
- Short: with hourly news bulletins
- Regional: 5:30, 6:32am on weekdays, and 5:30am and 7:05am on weekends
- Main centre: 5:05, 5:35, 6:08, 7:08, 8:08am on weekdays and 5:05, 5:35, 6:05, 7:05 and 8:08am on weekends
- Urban: 7:32, 8:32am
- Long-range: 12:32pm on weekdays and 1:04pm on weekends
- Coastal: 4:05am
- Mountain: 4:05pm
Many thanks, Mike! I had no idea New Zealand had a coastal forecast similar to that of the UK. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, as New Zealand is very much a maritime country and indeed, Aukland, NZ has the highest boat ownership of any city in the world.