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Disruption to Service 4 June 0500-0700UTC

The NorthSeaWeather Data Base server will be unavailable for around a period of one hour between the hours of 0500 and 0700 UTC on Tuesday 4 June.
During this period Forecast Graphs, Forecast Tabular data, and interactive location maps will be unavailable.
I will update users once this process has been completed and data verified.
Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.
Best Regards
Dave Paterson
NorthSeaWeather

Status updates 4 June 2019

06:10UTC MySQL will shortly be stopped while final offline backups are synchronised, and the installation is prepared for upgrade.
07:00UTC MySQL binaries are about to be upgraded – disruption will occur shortly.
07:10UTC Binaries have been upgraded – Management binaries being installed – and disruption will occur while another restart is carried out.

07:20UTC The work is now complete – thank you for your patience.

 

Forecast Delay 00UTC 9 April 2018

The Forecast model data output is currently running 2 hours behind schedule. We anticipate the midnight issue forecast to be available around between 0100-0200 UTC

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

27 June 2018 – Removal of TLSv1 – PCI compliance

Hello,

To maintain PCI compliance of our website, we have as of today removed support for TLSv1 SSL connections to the website. This will only affect users who are using old non compliant browsers or users of windows 7 that are not fully updated.

If you do experience problems please ensure that Windows 7 has Service Pack 1 installed and that all recommended updates have been installed. Please also ensure that you are using an updated browser that uses PCI compliant connections to the web.

Best regards

Dave Paterson

Planned maintenance 19 – 20 Feb 2018

The NorthSeaWeather webserver will have a full hardware upgrade while being re-located to our server administrators new Data Centre.

Synchronization of data between the servers will commence around 2000UTC on Monday 19th.
Once the old and new servers are synchronized there will be a period of downtime as network re-configuration is carried out. There may be delays in the forecast updates after syncronization commences and the completion of the network switchover. It is advisable that users retain a printed version of the 1800UTC forecast isue as backup during this time.

If network administrators encounter any problems during the switchover we will keep you informed via our facebook or wordpress blog and Twitter account. We will inform you once the transfer has been completed and operations return to normal.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Best regards
Dave Paterson
NorthSeaWeather

Server Upgrade Status – 7 April 0815

The Webserver hardware update is now completed. There remain issues with server configuration which are currently being addressed by technical support. I will update with further information as it becomes available.

Regards

Dave Paterson

Storm Gertrude -East Shetland Basin Forecast

BrentAreaForecast29Jan2016

Wind and wave forecast for the Brent Field area 29 Jan 2016

7 Sep 2015 1200 Forecast Issue

The wave model output has been delayed approx. 2-3 hours. Please accept our apologies for the delay.

22 July 2015 0945 Network Attack

10:45 We are currently investigating another attack on the network – we apologise for the disruption during this time and thank you again for your patience.

10:00 We have mitigated the attack and regular service should now be returning. We thank you for your patience whilst we resolved this.

09.45 We are currently investigating what appears to be a network attack. Our technical team are working to mitigate this as quickly as possible. We apologise for the disruption during this time and thank you for your patience whilst we resolve this.

21 July 2015 1641BST – DDoS Attack

21 July 2015 1641BST – We have been advised that the Bunker Data Centre is currently experiencing a denial of service attack. During this time access to the website may be slow.

We will also be unable to update forecast data until the attack has ceased. This usually lasts 1-2 hours. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

DDoS attack

23 June 2015 – Our Hosting Data Centre is currently experiencing a DDoS (denial of service attack), this is currently preventing us from uploading the latest forecast data to the webserver. Once the attack has stopped we shall be able to resume uploads.
Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.