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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 - Winsford Distance
Rostherne 18.9 km
Manchester 22.1 km
Liverpool AP 27.7 km
Keele 28.7 km
Hawarden 32.5 km
Thorncliffe 36.9 km
Shawbury 45.9 km
Rochdale 48.1 km
Crosby 50.4 km
Woodvale 54.8 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 64.2 km
Cosford 64.7 km
Rhyl 67.0 km
Stonyhurst 70.5 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 71.1 km
Sheffield 71.4 km
Blackpool Airport 72.3 km
Bingley 78.9 km
Bala 78.9 km
Lake Vyrnwy 82.0 km
Nottingham/Watnall 86.6 km
East Midlands Airport 88.3 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 92.3 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 93.2 km
Sutton Bonington 94.1 km
Capel Curig 96.5 km
Coleshill 96.9 km
Birmingham Airport 98.2 km
Doncaster Airport 104.2 km
Shobdon 108.6 km
Walney 113.4 km
Coventry Airport 115.3 km
Pershore 121.0 km
Church Lawford 123.8 km
Linton-On-Ouse 124.3 km
Credenhill 125.9 km
RAF Dishforth 126.8 km
Topcliffe 133.5 km
Trawscoed 136.1 km
Leeming 138.0 km
Shap 145.2 km
Sennybridge 147.0 km
Gloucestershire Airport 148.4 km
Warcop Range 152.2 km
RAF Little Rissington 160.1 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 161.3 km
Keswick 161.6 km
St Bees Head 163.4 km
Great Dun Fell 165.1 km
RAF Brize Norton 173.4 km
Fairford Airport 177.4 km
Filton 187.4 km
MoD Lyneham 192.4 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 193.9 km
Carlisle 195.2 km