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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 - Redditch Distance
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 16.7 km
Pershore 18.0 km
Birmingham Airport 21.5 km
Coleshill 26.6 km
Coventry Airport 31.6 km
Church Lawford 42.4 km
Cosford 44.1 km
Gloucestershire Airport 48.7 km
RAF Little Rissington 52.9 km
Shobdon 64.0 km
Credenhill 64.0 km
RAF Brize Norton 66.2 km
London Oxford Airport 67.0 km
Fairford Airport 71.2 km
East Midlands Airport 71.9 km
Moulton Park 72.9 km
Sutton Bonington 73.8 km
Shawbury 74.6 km
Keele 79.3 km
MoD Lyneham 89.1 km
Nottingham/Watnall 90.6 km
Thorncliffe 90.9 km
Cranfield Airport 93.7 km
Benson 95.9 km
Woburn 96.5 km
Filton 98.0 km
Bedford 99.4 km
High Wycombe 103.8 km
Wittering 106.2 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 115.4 km
Lake Vyrnwy 115.5 km
Monks Wood 117.5 km
Luton Airport 117.7 km
Sennybridge 118.0 km
Barkston 118.6 km
Manchester 119.2 km
Hawarden 119.7 km
Rostherne 120.4 km
Rothamsted Park 122.0 km
Larkhill 122.7 km
Sheffield 122.8 km
Cranwell 125.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 126.7 km
Bala 129.2 km
Middle Wallop 130.4 km
Liverpool AP 130.5 km
Northolt 134.8 km
Waddington 135.9 km
RAF Odiham 137.3 km
London Heathrow Airport 137.9 km
Farnborough 138.8 km
Cardiff Airport 140.4 km
Rochdale 143.7 km
St Athan 143.9 km
Doncaster Airport 144.2 km
Scampton 145.2 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 145.8 km
Wisley 149.0 km
Yeovil 152.5 km
Crosby 153.8 km
Woodvale 159.7 km
Southampton Airport 160.1 km
Bingley 167.0 km
Bournemouth 168.9 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 171.4 km
Stonyhurst 174.3 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 175.4 km
Swanage 189.1 km