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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 - Wigston Magna Distance
Church Lawford 28.9 km
Sutton Bonington 30.0 km
East Midlands Airport 34.1 km
Coventry Airport 35.1 km
Moulton Park 36.5 km
Coleshill 41.8 km
Wittering 43.1 km
Birmingham Airport 46.0 km
Nottingham/Watnall 49.5 km
Bedford 56.4 km
Barkston 56.5 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 58.1 km
Monks Wood 61.7 km
Cranwell 63.7 km
Cranfield Airport 64.1 km
Woburn 69.5 km
Waddington 76.9 km
Pershore 79.6 km
Cosford 81.6 km
London Oxford Airport 83.2 km
Coningsby 84.4 km
Thorncliffe 85.4 km
Girton 88.7 km
RAF Holbeach 88.7 km
Scampton 89.1 km
RAF Little Rissington 89.7 km
Luton Airport 92.0 km
Keele 92.3 km
Sheffield 92.7 km
Cambridge 95.4 km
RAF Brize Norton 96.7 km
Rothamsted Park 99.0 km
High Wycombe 100.2 km
Doncaster Airport 100.3 km
Gloucestershire Airport 105.3 km
Benson 105.7 km
Wainfleet 107.6 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 108.8 km
Shawbury 110.2 km
Fairford Airport 111.0 km
Marham 112.2 km
Lakenheath 113.3 km
Barrow 117.7 km
London Stansted Airport 117.8 km
Manchester 118.7 km
Santon Downham 119.5 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 121.5 km
Rostherne 122.6 km
Humberside 123.3 km
Northolt 123.7 km
Donna Nook 126.4 km
Credenhill 128.8 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 129.5 km
London Heathrow Airport 129.9 km
MoD Lyneham 133.8 km
Rochdale 134.4 km
St. James's Park 136.0 km
Writtle 139.6 km
London City Airport 141.9 km
Farnborough 144.4 km
Wisley 145.4 km
Bingley 146.9 km
RAF Odiham 148.7 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 149.5 km
Leconfield 151.1 km
Gravesend Broadness 156.4 km
Kenley 156.8 km
Biggin Hill 158.3 km
Larkhill 159.9 km
Middle Wallop 161.1 km
MoD Boscombe Down 162.4 km
Linton-On-Ouse 163.6 km
Gatwick Airport 169.4 km
Charlwood 170.3 km
Kirby Grindalythe 173.3 km
RAF Dishforth 175.6 km
Bridlington 181.2 km
Topcliffe 182.9 km
Southampton Airport 186.7 km
Leeming 195.2 km
Thorney Island 196.9 km