Due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced that its marine weather service on BBC Radio 4 will change for the foreseeable future.
From Monday 30 March 2020, the weather bulletins will be broadcast as follows:
- 00:48 BBC Radio 4 LW, FM Gale warnings, shipping forecast, weather reports from coastal stations and the inshore waters forecast
- 05:33 BBC Radio 4 LW, FM Gale warnings, shipping forecast, weather reports from coastal stations and the inshore waters forecast
- 12:00 (weekdays only) BBC Radio 4 LW, FM Gale warnings, shipping forecast
- 18:00 (weekends only) BBC Radio 4 LW, FM Gale warnings, shipping forecast
For more information on UK broadcasts of marine weather forecasts and maritime safety information for all UK seafarers, read the MCA maritime safety information leaflet.
Nautilus members experiencing difficulties related to the coronavirus outbreak are advised to contact their industrial organiser for assistance. In an emergency, members can also contact the Nautilus 24/7 helpline.
More help and our coronavirus resource hub can be found on our Assistance page.
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