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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 - Draycote Distance
Church Lawford 3.9 km
Coventry Airport 11.6 km
Coleshill 30.2 km
Birmingham Airport 31.0 km
Moulton Park 32.3 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 42.4 km
Pershore 51.3 km
London Oxford Airport 53.8 km
Sutton Bonington 55.9 km
Cranfield Airport 56.3 km
RAF Little Rissington 57.2 km
East Midlands Airport 57.5 km
Bedford 59.1 km
Woburn 60.3 km
RAF Brize Norton 65.1 km
Wittering 67.8 km
Cosford 73.5 km
Gloucestershire Airport 73.9 km
Nottingham/Watnall 76.2 km
Monks Wood 76.6 km
Fairford Airport 78.7 km
High Wycombe 79.4 km
Benson 79.8 km
Luton Airport 83.0 km
Rothamsted Park 88.6 km
Barkston 89.0 km
Cranwell 96.2 km
Keele 97.4 km
Girton 98.3 km
Thorncliffe 98.8 km
MoD Lyneham 101.3 km
Credenhill 103.6 km
Cambridge 104.4 km
Shobdon 104.9 km
Shawbury 105.2 km
Northolt 107.6 km
Waddington 109.5 km
London Heathrow Airport 112.4 km
Coningsby 116.2 km
RAF Holbeach 116.7 km
Sheffield 117.2 km
London Stansted Airport 117.7 km
Farnborough 121.4 km
Scampton 121.5 km
St. James's Park 123.6 km
RAF Odiham 123.7 km
Filton 123.8 km
Wisley 126.3 km
Larkhill 128.4 km
Doncaster Airport 129.9 km
Middle Wallop 130.8 km
MoD Boscombe Down 131.1 km
London City Airport 131.6 km
Manchester 131.6 km
Rostherne 134.4 km
Wainfleet 137.7 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 141.0 km
Kenley 142.2 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 144.6 km
Biggin Hill 145.1 km
Rochdale 151.7 km
Gatwick Airport 152.2 km
Charlwood 152.6 km
Humberside 155.7 km
Southampton Airport 157.7 km
Bingley 168.9 km
Thorney Island 171.2 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 173.8 km
Bournemouth 174.1 km
Leconfield 182.7 km
Linton-On-Ouse 191.1 km
St. Catherine's Point 192.9 km