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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 - Oban Distance
Oban Airport 9.4 km
Tulloch Bridge 98.9 km
Machrihanish 112.0 km
Bealach na Bà 113.5 km
Glasgow Bishopton 118.7 km
Islay/Port Ellen 119.2 km
Glen Ogle 127.8 km
Glasgow Airport 130.7 km
Prestwick 140.1 km
Ballypatrick Fst 157.2 km
Tiree Island 158.0 km
Loch Glascarnoch 158.1 km
Aultbea 161.7 km
RAF West Freugh 182.9 km
Strathallan 193.3 km
Inverness Airport 200.5 km
Aviemore 201.5 km
Portglenone 204.5 km
Belfast/Harbour 206.5 km
Belfast Intl. Airport 212.1 km
Drumalbin 212.4 km
Magilligan 215.5 km
Cairngorms 218.4 km
Stornoway 220.6 km
RAF Tain 229.5 km
South Uist Range 234.6 km
Altnaharra 236.8 km
Malin Head 238.1 km
Lough Fea 240.1 km
Eglinton Airport 240.8 km
Edinburgh Airport 241.3 km
Benbecula 241.3 km
Dundrennan 242.0 km
Edinburgh Gogarbank 243.0 km
Kinloss 251.9 km
Glenanne 267.7 km
Dundee/Riverside 272.8 km
Isle of Man Airport 274.9 km
Lossiemouth 279.5 km
Eskdalemuir 280.4 km
Leuchars 290.5 km
St Bees Head 295.3 km
Aboyne 302.3 km
Castlederg 302.6 km
Sule Skerry 318.7 km
Carlisle 324.1 km
Keswick 326.4 km
Thomastown 330.8 km
Ballyhaise 332.0 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 338.8 km
Dublin Airport 341.7 km
Wick 348.3 km
Charterhall 352.3 km
Donegal Airport 354.0 km
Walney 355.0 km
Spadeadam II 358.4 km
Spadeadam 358.4 km
Inverbervie 360.3 km
Dublin Csmt Aero 361.5 km
Valley 366.2 km
Raf Mona 371.1 km
Aberdeen Airport 373.6 km
Finner Camp 375.0 km
Shap 375.9 km
Redesdale Camp 377.0 km
Mullingar 381.9 km
Great Dun Fell 387.1 km
Warcop Range 396.8 km
Blackpool Airport 399.2 km
Kirkwall Airport 400.9 km
Capel Curig 405.6 km
Aberdaron 411.0 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 414.0 km
Rhyl 414.0 km
Woodvale 414.3 km
Crosby 419.8 km
Sligo Airport 420.8 km
Oak Park 425.7 km
Albemarle 428.9 km
Stonyhurst 440.2 km
Bala 442.9 km
Boulmer 444.5 km
Newcastle Airport 446.6 km
Liverpool AP 449.5 km
Hawarden 454.5 km
Lake Vyrnwy 463.8 km
Ireland West Airport Knock 465.1 km
Gurteen 469.9 km
Johnstown Castle 471.3 km
Trawscoed 481.7 km
Rostherne 483.6 km
Aberporth 485.4 km
Manchester 491.5 km
Claremorris 492.1 km
Bingley 494.6 km
Leeming 497.0 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 497.6 km
Waterford Airport 501.6 km
Shawbury 508.3 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 510.6 km