Solent Weather Observations

Present Weather Conditions at NCI Stations around the Solent

Contact NCI stations on VHF channel 65 for an observational estimate of local weather conditions at the station. At many NCI stations data from the weather station is available on the station home page (in bold below) and also on the internet via the Davis Instruments company Weatherlink website (link under “web” below) and the Weatherlink app (for mobile devices) . However remember that conditions at a coastal site may not be representative of conditions over the water, especially when the wind is blowing from land towards the sea.

Station Home Page, LocationCall signPhoneweb
NCI Bembridge, Bembridge, IoWBembridge NCI07774 735125yes
NCI Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour entranceGosport NCI023 9276 5194yes
NCI Lee-on-the-Solent, Beach Road Car ParkLee NCI023 9255 6758yes
NCI Calshot Tower, Calshot SpitCalshot NCI023 8089 3562no
NCI Stone Point, Lepe Country ParkStone Point NCI023 8111 2406yes
NCI Needles, near the New BatteryNeedles NCI019 8375 4231no

Other Sources of Solent Weather Data

Bramblemet weather station is situated on a post on the southern side of Bramble Bank and the data is usually representative of conditions in the central Solent. The  Royal Lymington Yacht Club Starting Platform is a source of weather data in the western Solent, close to the entrance to Lymington Harbour, however it is relatively near the shore.

Other weather stations are available situations on the Solent shores. However remember that, since all these locations are onshore or close to it, the observations may not represent conditions over the open water. In particular wind speed and direction may be affected by nearby buildings and obstructions. These weather stations include:  Cowes Harbour, Calshot Activities CentreHill Head Sailing ClubGurnard Sailing Club, Hurst CastleYarmouth Pier, and Lymington Yacht Haven.  

N.B. NCI is not responsible for and cannot vouch for the accuracy or availability of all the data sources and forecasts linked to from this web site. 

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