Shipping Forecasts read by Voice Reader now also in the Mediterranean

Due to the very positive responses from sailors in the North and Baltic seas, the German Meteorological Office has decided to broadcast its shipping forecasts on short wave also in the Mediterranean Sea. It is available daily at 16:00 and 20:15 UTC. Unlike VHF, shortwave can be received also far away from coast. According to a survey by YACHT online, 80% of the sailors interviewed view radio as the most important source for weather forecasts and gale warnings.