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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 - King's Lynn Distance
Marham 16.7 km
RAF Holbeach 21.3 km
Wainfleet 37.9 km
Santon Downham 38.5 km
Lakenheath 39.1 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 43.2 km
Coningsby 52.4 km
Weybourne 53.5 km
Monks Wood 56.3 km
Barrow 57.0 km
Wittering 58.8 km
Girton 60.6 km
Cambridge 62.7 km
Norwich Weather Centre 63.3 km
Cranwell 66.5 km
Barkston 68.4 km
Waddington 76.2 km
Wattisham 80.3 km
Donna Nook 82.5 km
Bedford 83.6 km
Scampton 87.6 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 96.5 km
London Stansted Airport 97.0 km
Moulton Park 100.5 km
Cranfield Airport 102.0 km
Humberside 104.9 km
Woburn 105.5 km
Sutton Bonington 110.4 km
Luton Airport 110.8 km
Nottingham/Watnall 113.4 km
Writtle 115.0 km
East Midlands Airport 116.2 km
Rothamsted Park 117.0 km
Doncaster Airport 122.2 km
Church Lawford 123.6 km
London Southend Airport 133.4 km
Leconfield 135.7 km
Shoeburyness 136.8 km
London City Airport 140.9 km
St. James's Park 143.2 km
High Wycombe 143.6 km
Gravesend Broadness 144.8 km
Northolt 146.0 km
London Heathrow Airport 153.8 km
Bridlington 154.6 km
Biggin Hill 161.5 km
Kenley 164.5 km
Kirby Grindalythe 164.7 km
East Malling and Larkfield 165.1 km
Manston 169.3 km
Wisley 169.8 km
Gatwick Airport 182.2 km
Charlwood 184.6 km