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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 - Dudley Distance
Cosford 20.1 km
Birmingham Airport 24.4 km
Coleshill 27.2 km
Pershore 39.1 km
Coventry Airport 43.3 km
Shawbury 51.6 km
Church Lawford 53.0 km
Shobdon 60.1 km
East Midlands Airport 62.8 km
Credenhill 67.3 km
Gloucestershire Airport 68.8 km
Thorncliffe 69.1 km
RAF Little Rissington 75.6 km
Nottingham/Watnall 79.1 km
RAF Brize Norton 90.2 km
Fairford Airport 95.0 km
Manchester 95.6 km
Hawarden 95.8 km
Rostherne 96.5 km
Lake Vyrnwy 97.5 km
Liverpool AP 106.1 km
Bala 109.5 km
Wittering 110.2 km
Cranfield Airport 110.9 km
MoD Lyneham 111.5 km
Bedford 113.3 km
Barkston 114.7 km
Filton 114.7 km
Sennybridge 115.0 km
Benson 119.8 km
Cranwell 122.1 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 125.6 km
High Wycombe 126.4 km
Rhyl 126.6 km
Waddington 128.9 km
Crosby 129.4 km
Doncaster Airport 129.8 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 131.7 km
Woodvale 135.2 km
Scampton 136.1 km
Bingley 145.4 km
Larkhill 146.0 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 146.9 km
Cardiff Airport 150.2 km
MoD Boscombe Down 150.2 km
St Athan 153.5 km
Middle Wallop 154.4 km
Blackpool Airport 154.6 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 154.9 km
RAF Odiham 161.6 km
Farnborough 162.9 km
Yeovil 171.2 km
Linton-On-Ouse 179.5 km
Southampton Airport 184.2 km
RAF Dishforth 187.4 km
Bournemouth 191.9 km