Forecast Maps

Wave model does not have data for this domain.

Ocean currents.

Ocean current analysis. The analysis shows the ocean surface current direction and speed in knots. A new analysis is made approximately every 5 days. There are no data near the coastlines.

Sea surface temperature analysis.

Sea-surface temperature (SST) maps show the previous day's SST analysis and they are updated once per day.

About the data

The atmospheric model used for the weather forecast maps is the Global Forecast System (GFS). The model is one of the leading global Numerical Weather Prediction models in the world and it is developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The model is run four times per day (00, 06, 12, 18 UTC) at the National Centers For Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

New! Improved forecasts: On 14 January 2015, the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) upgraded the GFS Analysis and Forecast System that will also reflect to our forecast charts of wind, pressure, rain, and sea surface temperature. Detailed information here.

Wave model used for the wave height and direction forecasts is the Wave Watch III. Similarly to GFS, the model is also run at NCEP four times per day.

The ocean currents charts use data from the Ocean Surface Current Analyses Real-time (OSCAR) project. The analysis is made approximately every 5 days. There are no data near the coastlines. This product is not operational and sometimes the update cycle may be more than 5 days.

Sea surface temperature (SST) data are from the Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) that is also used to initialize the GFS model. SST analysis is produced once per day with a one-day latency, so the image displayed is from the previous day.