You can see what is going on in the Solent NOW from a number of sources. Solent Shipping is one of the best. There you can seen where ships are in real time from their AIS transmissions, listen in on the harbour VHFs for Southampton and Portsmouth. There are also links to some of the local weather stations and weathercams. Long may John continue to keep this exciting site working!
For current weather visit
- Bramblemet (mid Solent)
- Chimet (Chichester harbour entrance)
- Cambermet (Chichester Harbour)
- Sotonmet (Southampton Dock Head
- Hurst Wind (Hurst Castle)
When there are gales, the strogest gusts are usually seen at Hurst as the wind funnels up the West Solent. From the Hurst anemomenter, there are also links to the weather instruments at Lymington, Yarmouth and Portland.
Bramblemet, Chimet and Sotonnet also show current tide levels, Click here for tide predictions
For a useful set of tidal stream charts, click here