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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 22.2 km
Manchester 29.3 km
Liverpool AP 41.7 km
Shawbury 48.2 km
Hawarden 53.9 km
Thorncliffe 59.0 km
Cosford 67.5 km
Stonyhurst 70.5 km
Crosby 71.4 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 73.3 km
Woodvale 74.4 km
Blackpool Airport 87.2 km
Bingley 97.6 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 103.2 km
Rhyl 111.5 km
Shobdon 113.6 km
Lake Vyrnwy 118.7 km
Birmingham Airport 119.4 km
Coal Aston Airfield 120.2 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 120.2 km
Coleshill 120.9 km
Bala 124.3 km
Pershore 127.8 km
Credenhill 128.6 km
Walney 131.7 km
East Midlands Airport 137.4 km
Nottingham/Watnall 140.8 km
Shap 146.0 km
Gloucestershire Airport 150.8 km
Warcop Range 152.3 km
Capel Curig 159.9 km
Church Lawford 161.0 km
Leeming 163.0 km
Great Dun Fell 165.1 km
Topcliffe 166.8 km
Linton-On-Ouse 167.6 km
Doncaster Airport 169.4 km
Keswick 172.7 km
RAF Little Rissington 174.6 km
Sennybridge 177.0 km
Trawscoed 187.0 km
Fairford Airport 187.2 km
Filton 187.4 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 188.2 km
RAF Brize Norton 191.0 km
St Bees Head 191.5 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 196.1 km
MoD Lyneham 197.3 km
Carlisle 199.4 km
London Oxford Airport 200.8 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 203.5 km
Spadeadam II 205.8 km
Spadeadam 205.8 km
Raf Mona 208.5 km
Albemarle 213.9 km
Barkston 216.8 km
Scampton 217.4 km
Waddington 220.8 km
Cardiff Airport 221.5 km
Newcastle Airport 222.5 km
Cranwell 223.2 km
St Athan 225.5 km
Valley 226.4 km
Redesdale Camp 233.2 km
Benson 235.6 km
Larkhill 235.7 km
Wittering 236.8 km
Loftus Samos 237.1 km
MoD Boscombe Down 241.1 km
Leconfield 241.4 km
Fylingdales 241.9 km
Humberside 243.1 km
Dundrennan 244.4 km
Cranfield Airport 244.5 km
Yeovil 245.1 km
Mumbles 245.4 km
Eskdalemuir 247.0 km
Woburn 249.1 km
Bedford 249.7 km
Middle Wallop 250.6 km
Aberdaron 252.9 km
High Wycombe 253.6 km
Isle of Man Airport 257.0 km
Aberporth 258.8 km
Coningsby 260.1 km
Pembrey Burrows 265.2 km
Liscombe 265.2 km
Boulmer 266.2 km
Dunkeswell Airport 273.2 km
Charterhall 278.3 km
Bridlington 278.4 km
Bournemouth 278.9 km
RAF Odiham 279.0 km
Luton Airport 279.6 km
Southampton Airport 283.7 km
Rothamsted Park 284.9 km
Farnborough 287.6 km
Donna Nook 288.2 km
Exeter Airport 291.8 km
RAF Holbeach 295.8 km