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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.

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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.

Power Outage 13-14 May 2015

Over the last 24 hours we have experienced several power cuts. The power cut on Wednesday happened between forecast updates. A further outage between 5AM and 7AM this morning delayed the morning update. We may experience further outages today as engineering work continues at the local substation.
We apologise in advance to any delays this cause in updates today.

25 April 1900BST – Website Connectivity Issues

We are presently experiencing connectivity issues with the website data centre. This has been reported and we are awaiting news. Forecasts will not be updated until we have established a stable connection.
I will update with further news.

0100BST Sun 26 April – Due to denial of service attack issues , connection to the site is very erratic, preventing the upload of large data files. Investigations to the cause and finding a way to upload the data are being explored.

0218BST Sunday 26 April – All back to normal, latest forecasts activated and┬áconnectivity problems resolved

Thanks for your patience.

Best regards
Dave Paterson

1 March 2015 – Delay in Forecast Issue

NCEP have been experiencing latency on it’s ftp server for the last 24 hours. This is causing severe delays in the availability of model data. NCEP continues to actively work to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. The status of the latest NSW forecast cycle can be monitored at northseaweather.co.uk/status.php
Thank you once again for your patience while this issue is resolved.

11 Jan 2015 – Delay in Forecast Issue

The NWW3 Wave model has been delay by around 2 hours, This will impact on the issue of the 1800UTC North Sea Forecasts.
Dave Paterson

7 January 2015 – 1800 UTC Forecast Delayed

The start of the NWW3 wave model has been delayed by more than 3 hours. We will continue to monitor the situation and update the forecasts as soon data becomes available. Indications are that the 0000UTC model run will also be impacted.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

2230 UTC – Status update. Problems with the NWW3 wave model continue, with significant delays expected. At this time the 1800Z issue has not commenced. The model takes approx 5 hours to run. We will update this status as soon as we are aware the model is running. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

1130 UTC – Latest Forecast is now available. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Dave Paterson