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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 - Castleford Distance
Emley Moor transmitting station 37.3 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 37.3 km
Linton-On-Ouse 37.7 km
Coal Aston Airfield 46.8 km
Doncaster Airport 47.3 km
Topcliffe 53.9 km
Bingley 58.4 km
Leeming 68.0 km
Nottingham/Watnall 80.2 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 88.2 km
Thorncliffe 96.0 km
East Midlands Airport 99.2 km
Scampton 100.4 km
Leconfield 102.9 km
Fylingdales 105.0 km
Loftus Samos 108.5 km
Waddington 111.1 km
Manchester 111.6 km
Humberside 112.3 km
Barkston 120.7 km
Rostherne 121.0 km
Cranwell 121.8 km
Stonyhurst 125.0 km
Bridlington 138.5 km
Coleshill 142.2 km
Birmingham Airport 147.3 km
Coningsby 149.4 km
Church Lawford 151.5 km
Newcastle Airport 151.6 km
Warcop Range 151.8 km
Albemarle 156.2 km
Wittering 158.6 km
Cosford 159.1 km
Donna Nook 160.9 km
Great Dun Fell 163.0 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 169.9 km
Shap 172.1 km
Liverpool AP 172.3 km
Shawbury 178.6 km
Blackpool Airport 187.9 km
Pershore 190.2 km
Woodvale 190.3 km
RAF Holbeach 190.4 km
Boulmer 191.2 km
Hawarden 191.8 km
Crosby 192.6 km
Bedford 192.8 km
Wainfleet 193.4 km
Spadeadam II 199.6 km
Spadeadam 199.6 km
Cranfield Airport 200.6 km
Redesdale Camp 202.5 km
Woburn 206.8 km
London Oxford Airport 209.4 km
RAF Little Rissington 210.4 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 211.3 km
Walney 216.1 km
RAF Brize Norton 219.7 km
Gloucestershire Airport 222.3 km
Keswick 224.0 km
Carlisle 224.5 km
Fairford Airport 232.2 km
Luton Airport 232.7 km
High Wycombe 234.4 km
Benson 235.2 km
Shobdon 235.5 km
Rothamsted Park 240.0 km
Cambridge 240.1 km
Credenhill 243.0 km
Marham 244.2 km
Rhyl 244.9 km
Charterhall 248.8 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 254.2 km
MoD Lyneham 256.5 km
Lakenheath 257.8 km
Lake Vyrnwy 259.0 km
Bala 263.8 km
Northolt 263.9 km
St Bees Head 266.8 km
Heathrow Airport 268.9 km
London Stansted Airport 269.6 km
Eskdalemuir 271.8 km
Farnborough 278.5 km
RAF Odiham 279.7 km
Filton 280.6 km
St James's Park 281.6 km
Larkhill 284.5 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 285.4 km
Middle Wallop 286.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 287.2 km
Weybourne 288.1 km
London City Airport 291.8 km
Capel Curig 295.6 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 300.9 km
Kenley 303.2 km
Biggin Hill 307.1 km
Gravesend Broadness 311.8 km
Sennybridge 312.0 km
Wattisham Airport 312.0 km
Charlwood 313.0 km