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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 - Rothesay Distance
Glasgow Bishopton 58.3 km
Prestwick 61.7 km
Glasgow Airport 68.9 km
Oban Airport 80.7 km
Machrihanish 83.9 km
Glen Ogle 105.4 km
RAF West Freugh 107.4 km
Aonach Mòr 111.3 km
Tulloch Bridge 122.8 km
Islay/Port Ellen 134.4 km
Ballypatrick Fst 142.7 km
Drumalbin 148.2 km
Strathallan 156.7 km
Dundrennan 161.9 km
Belfast/Harbour 163.7 km
Skye/Lusa 179.4 km
Belfast Intl. Airport 183.0 km
Portglenone 188.9 km
Edinburgh Airport 189.8 km
Edinburgh Gogarbank 190.7 km
Bealach na Bà 191.1 km
Isle of Man Airport 197.8 km
Aviemore 204.7 km
Loch Glascarnoch 211.5 km
Eskdalemuir 213.1 km
Cairngorms 213.8 km
St Bees Head 215.7 km
The Cairnwell 217.0 km
Tiree Island 217.7 km
Inverness Airport 220.6 km
Magilligan 223.0 km
Lough Fea 230.5 km
Aultbea 236.3 km
Dundee/Riverside 237.0 km
Glenanne 238.3 km
Eglinton Airport 248.7 km
Keswick 250.1 km
Leuchars 251.8 km
Carlisle 252.6 km
RAF Tain 253.8 km
Malin Head 259.0 km
Kinloss 262.1 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 268.3 km
Walney 275.3 km
Altnaharra 282.1 km
Aboyne 284.0 km
Lossiemouth 285.9 km
Valley 290.5 km
Spadeadam 291.0 km
Spadeadam II 291.0 km
Raf Mona 293.9 km
Dublin Airport 295.9 km
Charterhall 297.1 km
Stornoway 300.9 km
Shap 301.3 km
South Uist Range 307.7 km
Castlederg 307.9 km
Redesdale Camp 314.6 km
Great Dun Fell 315.6 km
Benbecula 316.0 km
Ballyhaise 317.7 km
Dublin Csmt Aero 318.4 km
Blackpool Airport 319.0 km
Warcop Range 324.4 km
Capel Curig 326.1 km
Thomastown 327.4 km
Inverbervie 331.2 km
Rhyl 333.1 km
Woodvale 333.6 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 334.2 km
Aberdaron 338.3 km
Crosby 339.0 km
Aberdeen Airport 352.3 km
Mullingar 360.1 km
Stonyhurst 362.3 km
Bala 362.5 km
Albemarle 364.3 km
Wick 365.3 km
Liverpool AP 368.8 km
Sule Skerry 369.6 km
Hawarden 373.5 km
Donegal Airport 376.0 km
Newcastle Airport 382.9 km
Lake Vyrnwy 383.3 km
Finner Camp 384.1 km
Boulmer 386.6 km
Oak Park 387.7 km
Trawscoed 403.7 km
Rostherne 404.1 km
Aberporth 412.1 km
Manchester 412.2 km
Bingley 418.9 km
Kirkwall Airport 422.3 km
Johnstown Castle 422.8 km
Leeming 426.2 km
Shawbury 427.4 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 429.1 km
Sligo Airport 429.6 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 436.1 km
Sennybridge 445.8 km