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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 - Brightlingsea Distance
Shoeburyness 35.0 km
Wattisham 36.4 km
London Southend Airport 44.4 km
Manston 62.3 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 63.9 km
Langdon Bay 83.0 km
Lakenheath 85.0 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 85.7 km
Gravesend Broadness 87.7 km
London Stansted Airport 87.7 km
Lydd Airport 94.6 km
Norwich Weather Centre 98.0 km
Cambridge 102.9 km
Marham 107.1 km
London City Airport 112.7 km
Biggin Hill 122.3 km
Weybourne 127.7 km
Herstmonceux 128.5 km
St James's Park 131.4 km
Kenley 134.9 km
Boulogne-sur-Mer 135.3 km
Gatwick Airport 151.9 km
Rothamsted Park 152.7 km
RAF Holbeach 154.3 km
Luton Airport 154.3 km
Charlwood 156.5 km
Le Touquet 157.7 km
Northolt 163.0 km
Wainfleet 165.6 km
Heathrow Airport 167.3 km
Dunkirk 168.7 km
Bedford 173.3 km
Shoreham Airport 180.3 km
Woburn 181.6 km
Cranfield Airport 184.3 km
Wittering 187.0 km
Coningsby 194.3 km
Koksijde 198.5 km
High Wycombe 202.6 km
Abbeville 206.6 km
Farnborough 206.7 km
Dieppe 208.0 km
Donna Nook 213.6 km
Ostend Airport 216.5 km
Cranwell 217.2 km
Barkston 218.9 km
RAF Odiham 226.7 km
Waddington 228.6 km
Benson 235.7 km
Scampton 241.4 km
Thorney Island 242.2 km
Zeebrugge 248.4 km
Humberside 250.1 km
Euro Platform 251.9 km
Beitem 254.5 km
London Oxford Airport 260.0 km
P11-b Sea 265.2 km
Church Lawford 268.0 km
Lille Airport 268.6 km
Rouen/Boos 269.6 km
Le Havre/Octeville 272.9 km
Albert Airport 276.1 km
Méaulte 276.9 km
Sainte-Adresse 277.0 km
Leconfield 281.8 km
East Midlands Airport 284.4 km
Nottingham/Watnall 285.8 km
Deauville-Saint-Gatien 286.9 km
Southampton Airport 287.1 km
Beauvais/Tille 287.1 km
Deauville-Saint-Gatien AP 287.7 km
Bridlington 287.9 km
RAF Brize Norton 288.4 km
Vlissingen 290.2 km
K13-A 291.2 km
St. Catherine's Point 291.3 km
Doncaster Airport 291.8 km
Le Goeree 295.4 km
Middle Wallop 296.5 km
RAF Little Rissington 301.3 km
Coleshill 310.0 km
Gavere 310.3 km
J6-a Helipad Oil Platform 310.5 km
Evreux/Fauville 310.6 km
Fairford Airport 312.4 km
Birmingham Airport 314.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 315.9 km
Coal Aston Airfield 319.1 km
Ghent 319.1 km
Larkhill 320.6 km
Wilhelminadorp 322.3 km
Cormeilles 322.8 km
Westdorpe 323.8 km
Melle 324.2 km
Saint-Quentin 328.2 km
Creil 329.2 km
K14-fa-1c Sea 333.0 km
Caen 333.9 km
MoD Lyneham 336.2 km
Bournemouth 336.8 km