Sea state

Current measurements in North Sea and Baltic Sea

The purpose of the measurements is to gather wave data serving the following purposes:

  • Safety in shipping, ferry services, surveying operations and information services,
  • Continual verification of the numerical wave forecasting model of the German Weather Service (DWD),
  • Verification of model results for future climate development,

    General description of wave conditions and wave climate.

The measured values on the map are uncorrected raw data.
CET = UTC+1 h, CEST = UTC+2 h

Current forecasts in North Sea and Baltic Sea

With its numerical models, the German Weather Service (DWD) calculates a forecast for wind and waves several times a day.

For the German Bight and the western Baltic Sea we provide this wave forecast of the German Weather Service.