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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
East Midlands Airport 30.1 km
Church Lawford 37.6 km
Nottingham/Watnall 43.2 km
Coleshill 63.5 km
Birmingham Airport 69.8 km
Barkston 73.2 km
Wittering 75.4 km
Coal Aston Airfield 81.3 km
Cranwell 82.7 km
Cranfield Airport 85.1 km
Bedford 85.9 km
Woburn 90.8 km
Waddington 90.8 km
London Oxford Airport 91.2 km
Doncaster Airport 94.4 km
Scampton 98.6 km
RAF Little Rissington 106.3 km
Thorncliffe 108.5 km
RAF Brize Norton 109.3 km
High Wycombe 112.1 km
Benson 113.0 km
Pershore 113.7 km
Coningsby 118.7 km
Luton Airport 120.2 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 123.6 km
Rothamsted Park 126.6 km
Cosford 128.0 km
Fairford Airport 129.0 km
Humberside 137.1 km
Gloucestershire Airport 140.9 km
RAF Holbeach 143.8 km
Northolt 145.6 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 148.8 km
Heathrow Airport 149.8 km
Manchester 150.8 km
Bingley 154.0 km
Cambridge 154.3 km
Farnborough 155.7 km
RAF Odiham 156.9 km
Linton-On-Ouse 157.2 km
MoD Lyneham 157.9 km
Leconfield 158.1 km
Rostherne 160.0 km
Donna Nook 163.7 km
Wainfleet 164.1 km
St James's Park 168.6 km
Shawbury 171.7 km
Middle Wallop 172.0 km
London Stansted Airport 173.5 km
Larkhill 175.9 km
Topcliffe 176.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 177.1 km
London City Airport 182.4 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 182.8 km
Kenley 188.4 km
Marham 189.3 km
Leeming 190.8 km
Lakenheath 190.8 km
Biggin Hill 194.6 km
Charlwood 194.6 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 194.7 km
Southampton Airport 195.2 km
Credenhill 195.4 km
Bridlington 195.5 km
Gatwick Airport 196.1 km
Shobdon 198.6 km
Stonyhurst 199.6 km
Fylingdales 199.8 km
Filton 203.7 km
Thorney Island 204.5 km
Liverpool AP 206.4 km
Gravesend Broadness 206.9 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 210.9 km
Hawarden 214.3 km
Loftus Samos 216.4 km
Bournemouth 220.1 km
Shoreham Airport 221.6 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 224.5 km
St. Catherine's Point 228.9 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 229.8 km
London Southend Airport 235.1 km
Crosby 235.8 km
Woodvale 238.1 km
Wattisham Airport 239.3 km
Yeovil 246.8 km
Blackpool Airport 246.8 km
Shoeburyness 248.8 km
Herstmonceux 252.1 km
Weybourne 253.2 km
Warcop Range 258.2 km
Lake Vyrnwy 260.1 km
Shap 270.0 km
Norwich Weather Centre 270.9 km
Great Dun Fell 271.1 km
Rhyl 272.2 km
Bala 273.6 km
Newcastle Airport 274.4 km
Isle of Portland 277.4 km
Albemarle 278.0 km
Cardiff Airport 281.6 km