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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 - Wickford Distance
London Southend Airport 19.7 km
Gravesend Broadness 28.2 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 33.2 km
Shoeburyness 34.5 km
London Stansted Airport 44.6 km
London City Airport 53.1 km
Biggin Hill 62.6 km
St. James's Park 72.3 km
Kenley 75.0 km
Wattisham 75.7 km
Cambridge 76.4 km
Herstmonceux 82.6 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 85.4 km
Lydd Airport 85.8 km
Lakenheath 91.1 km
Gatwick Airport 92.6 km
Manston 96.8 km
Charlwood 97.1 km
Rothamsted Park 99.6 km
Luton Airport 103.0 km
Northolt 104.9 km
Langdon Bay 106.3 km
London Heathrow Airport 108.6 km
Marham 117.0 km
Shoreham Airport 123.3 km
Bedford 130.8 km
Woburn 132.7 km
Cranfield Airport 136.6 km
Norwich Weather Centre 144.3 km
High Wycombe 146.9 km
Farnborough 147.1 km
RAF Holbeach 147.6 km
Boulogne-sur-Mer 154.4 km
Wittering 155.9 km
Weybourne 163.9 km
RAF Odiham 167.2 km
Wainfleet 167.7 km
Le Touquet 171.8 km
Benson 179.1 km
Coningsby 181.8 km
Thorney Island 182.6 km
Barkston 194.1 km
Cranwell 195.0 km
Dieppe 196.6 km
London Oxford Airport 206.0 km
Waddington 208.9 km
Dunkirk 211.3 km
Donna Nook 214.1 km
Abbeville 219.4 km
Church Lawford 221.6 km
Scampton 223.4 km
Southampton Airport 227.1 km
St. Catherine's Point 231.7 km
RAF Brize Norton 233.3 km
Le Havre/Octeville 235.1 km
Middle Wallop 237.3 km
Coventry Airport 238.4 km
Sainte-Adresse 239.1 km
Humberside 240.9 km
Koksijde 244.4 km
RAF Little Rissington 247.2 km
East Midlands Airport 247.5 km
Nottingham/Watnall 250.9 km
Deauville-Saint-Gatien 251.6 km
Deauville-Saint-Gatien AP 252.5 km
Fairford Airport 256.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 256.9 km
Rouen/Boos 257.6 km
Larkhill 261.7 km
Coleshill 263.9 km
Ostend Airport 265.4 km
Birmingham Airport 267.7 km
Doncaster Airport 268.3 km
Leconfield 274.3 km
Bournemouth 276.9 km
MoD Lyneham 279.1 km
Bridlington 288.5 km
Caen 289.7 km
Pershore 290.4 km
Beauvais/Tille 296.8 km
Evreux/Fauville 297.9 km
Gloucestershire Airport 299.3 km
Beitem 300.0 km
Zeebrugge 300.2 km
Albert Airport 302.6 km
Méaulte 303.5 km
Lille Airport 308.8 km
Euro Platform 309.8 km
Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport 309.8 km
P11-b Sea 324.6 km
Thorncliffe 325.1 km
Cormeilles 327.0 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 330.1 km
Cosford 332.2 km
Fylingdales 335.0 km
Linton-On-Ouse 335.4 km
Creil 343.4 km
Vlissingen 343.6 km
La Hague 344.0 km
Filton 345.2 km