SOUTH coast marina operator MDL has teamed up with television weather expert Dr Simon Keeling to provide daily weather forecasts.

Dr Keeling a familiar face on the BBC, will provide MDL’s 19 marinas, including Hythe Marina and Southampton’s Ocean Village Marina, with weather updates three times a day as well as offering personalised weather forecasts for berthholders.

Michelle Hitchcock, head of business development at MDL Marinas, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon on board. With his incredible knowledge and experience of forecasting for the sailing community his predictions are a valuable resource at our marinas.”