I am cruising around the Indian Ocean
over the next couple of years and have been struggling to figure out how to get good weather
information especially while at sea.
Back home in NZ I used VHF
forecasts, grib files downloaded via satphone, and an occasional private passage
forecaster (emailed to our satphone via sail mail) and I found this a brilliant combination. We did not have SSB
However in Asia
I face new issues with the need for early warnings for hurricanes (which are a weakness of using grib files). We do actually have SSB
on this boat but the previous owner never used it.
Ideally I would like to have access to a hurricane
warning system (via email
or text or whatever), and I would also like to be able to access voice forecasts on my SSB in case my satphone malfunctions. I have not been able to find good info on the internet
because so much information is focused on American cruising grounds, and most cruisers in SE Asia
are just day-sailors.
Can anyone suggest good weather
sources for this area?