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What are the sources for WeatherOnline forecasts?

The WeatherOnline forecasts are created by using a MOS system developed in-house with the most current US weather services model data (GFS). The statistical methods of the Model-Output-Statistic (MOS)-System were developed in cooperation with the Meteorological Department of the University of Bonn.

What is a MOS-System?

A Model-Output-Statistic (MOS)-System combines the data of the weather forecast model and the locally recorded data for any given point by transforming the model data from a coarse grid to detailed small scale areas.
In order to do so, one needs a large volume of past model forecast data as well as the corresponding recorded data for any given location. The MOS-System relates these two sets of data in an optimized fashion allowing development of the local weather forecast by using the most current model forecast.

What are the time intervals used in the temperature and icons of the local forecasts?

The forecasted maximum temperature always refers to a 12hour window from 6am to 6om local time.
The forecasted minimum temperature always refers to the 12hour window from 6pm of the day before the forecast day to 6 am of the forecast day.
The weather icon for the morning refers to the time between 6am and 12pm local time, the icon for the afternoon is valid from 12am to 6pm local time and the evening icon refers to the time from 6pm to 12am local time.

How often are the current weather conditions and forecasts updated?

The current weather information as well as the satellite images are updated every 30 minutes whereas the radar images are being updated every 15 minutes.
The local weather forecasts as well as the weather charts are updated 8 times a day. The updates start at 2 am CEST or 3 am CEST depending on daylight saving time and continue on a three hourly bases.

Nearby Weather Stations - Leicester Distance
Wittering 18.8 km
Barkston 28.4 km
Cranwell 34.9 km
Sutton Bonington 42.0 km
Monks Wood 45.9 km
East Midlands Airport 47.9 km
Waddington 50.9 km
Nottingham/Watnall 51.3 km
Coningsby 52.2 km
Moulton Park 52.2 km
RAF Holbeach 55.4 km
Bedford 56.8 km
Church Lawford 60.9 km
Scampton 65.3 km
Coventry Airport 68.7 km
Cranfield Airport 72.4 km
Wainfleet 74.0 km
Girton 74.1 km
Coleshill 74.7 km
Woburn 78.0 km
Birmingham Airport 79.2 km
Cambridge 80.7 km
Marham 82.6 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 86.2 km
Doncaster Airport 86.7 km
Lakenheath 89.0 km
Sheffield 90.7 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 90.8 km
Santon Downham 94.1 km
Donna Nook 96.3 km
Luton Airport 96.5 km
Barrow 97.6 km
Humberside 98.5 km
Thorncliffe 99.1 km
Rothamsted Park 104.0 km
London Oxford Airport 108.3 km
London Stansted Airport 110.6 km
Cosford 110.9 km
Keele 112.9 km
Pershore 113.3 km
High Wycombe 115.4 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 119.3 km
RAF Little Rissington 119.5 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 119.5 km
Weybourne 121.5 km
RAF Brize Norton 124.5 km
Benson 125.9 km
Wattisham 127.7 km
Leconfield 128.8 km
Manchester 130.3 km
Northolt 132.6 km
Writtle 133.0 km
Gloucestershire Airport 138.1 km
London Heathrow Airport 139.8 km
Rochdale 140.0 km
Fairford Airport 140.2 km
St. James's Park 140.2 km
London City Airport 143.6 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 144.3 km
Bingley 145.4 km
Linton-On-Ouse 151.9 km
Kirby Grindalythe 154.0 km
Gravesend Broadness 155.3 km
Wisley 156.3 km
Bridlington 157.3 km
London Southend Airport 157.8 km
Farnborough 159.7 km
Biggin Hill 162.4 km
Kenley 162.4 km
RAF Dishforth 165.4 km
RAF Odiham 166.2 km
Topcliffe 172.1 km
Gatwick Airport 177.2 km
Charlwood 178.7 km
Fylingdales 183.6 km