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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 - Sheerness Distance
Shoeburyness 12.1 km
London Southend Airport 13.4 km
East Malling and Larkfield 29.2 km
Gravesend Broadness 31.3 km
Writtle 37.6 km
Manston 43.2 km
London City Airport 49.0 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 52.5 km
Biggin Hill 53.2 km
Langdon Bay 54.7 km
Lydd Airport 57.1 km
London Stansted Airport 60.0 km
Kenley 60.4 km
St. James's Park 60.5 km
Herstmonceux 70.5 km
Gatwick Airport 73.1 km
Wattisham 75.5 km
Charlwood 76.1 km
Northolt 81.6 km
London Heathrow Airport 83.4 km
Rothamsted Park 85.6 km
Wisley 86.0 km
Barrow 89.9 km
Luton Airport 90.1 km
Cambridge 92.1 km
Girton 98.0 km
Boulogne-sur-Mer 99.5 km
Shoreham Airport 99.7 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 103.6 km
Farnborough 107.2 km
Lakenheath 108.3 km
High Wycombe 110.6 km
Santon Downham 111.4 km
Woburn 112.6 km
Cranfield Airport 116.7 km
Dunkirk 119.2 km
RAF Odiham 119.7 km
Le Touquet 120.3 km
Bedford 120.4 km
Monks Wood 124.9 km
Marham 134.1 km
Norwich Weather Centre 137.0 km
Thorney Island 137.3 km
Wittering 152.2 km
RAF Holbeach 163.2 km
Abbeville 165.2 km
Weybourne 166.9 km
Dieppe 170.5 km
Wainfleet 184.7 km