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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 - Loch Goil Distance
Glasgow Bishopton 32.5 km
Glasgow Airport 39.5 km
Oban Airport 48.3 km
Glen Ogle 48.5 km
Dunbeg 49.7 km
Prestwick 69.4 km
Strathallan 74.7 km
Aonach Mòr 78.1 km
Tulloch Bridge 84.3 km
Drumalbin 91.0 km
Machrihanish 91.7 km
Edinburgh Airport 97.4 km
Dalwhinnie 98.1 km
Islay/Port Ellen 98.2 km
Edinburgh Gogarbank 99.2 km
Ballypatrick Fst 131.6 km
Cairngorms 135.2 km
Drumnadrochit 135.9 km
Aviemore 136.7 km
Skye/Lusa 138.1 km
RAF West Freugh 141.1 km
Altnahinch Filters 148.3 km
Bealach na Bà 152.8 km
Dundrennan 156.9 km
Inverness Airport 165.7 km
Kinlochewe 167.1 km
Helen's Bay 170.5 km
Loch Glascarnoch 178.2 km