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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 31.1 km
London Southend Airport 34.0 km
Wattisham 35.5 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 40.1 km
Writtle 42.5 km
London Stansted Airport 54.8 km
Manston 55.1 km
Barrow 58.8 km
Gravesend Broadness 63.1 km
East Malling and Larkfield 71.2 km
Cambridge 72.5 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 72.9 km
London City Airport 74.8 km
Lakenheath 75.2 km
Santon Downham 76.2 km
Langdon Bay 77.7 km
Girton 79.3 km
St. James's Park 85.2 km
Biggin Hill 87.8 km
Rothamsted Park 94.3 km
Kenley 94.4 km
Norwich Weather Centre 94.7 km
Lydd Airport 94.7 km
Luton Airport 95.6 km
Marham 99.5 km
Northolt 103.5 km
Monks Wood 107.7 km
London Heathrow Airport 108.1 km
Gatwick Airport 110.4 km
Bedford 112.9 km
Charlwood 113.3 km
Herstmonceux 113.6 km
Woburn 113.8 km
Wisley 116.1 km
Cranfield Airport 116.2 km
Dunkirk 123.9 km
Boulogne-sur-Mer 125.5 km
Weybourne 126.3 km
RAF Holbeach 133.1 km
Wittering 134.1 km
Koksijde 138.8 km
Shoreham Airport 140.6 km
Le Touquet 148.8 km
Wainfleet 151.6 km
Coningsby 163.9 km