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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 - Oldbury Distance
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 7.9 km
Birmingham Airport 19.0 km
Coleshill 21.6 km
Cosford 24.3 km
Coventry Airport 38.1 km
Pershore 39.0 km
Church Lawford 49.4 km
Shawbury 56.1 km
Keele 56.7 km
East Midlands Airport 58.4 km
Sutton Bonington 61.8 km
Shobdon 65.3 km
Thorncliffe 68.7 km
Gloucestershire Airport 69.4 km
Credenhill 71.6 km
Nottingham/Watnall 75.2 km
RAF Little Rissington 75.5 km
Moulton Park 81.4 km
London Oxford Airport 87.7 km
RAF Brize Norton 88.6 km
Fairford Airport 93.9 km
Manchester 96.5 km
Rostherne 97.8 km
Hawarden 99.5 km
Sheffield 102.9 km
Lake Vyrnwy 103.1 km
Wittering 105.7 km
Cranfield Airport 106.0 km
Bedford 108.0 km
Liverpool AP 108.9 km
Woburn 109.7 km
Barkston 109.9 km
MoD Lyneham 111.3 km
Bala 114.9 km
Cranwell 116.4 km
Filton 116.5 km
Benson 116.7 km
Sennybridge 120.4 km
Rochdale 121.1 km
Monks Wood 121.7 km
High Wycombe 122.6 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 124.4 km
Waddington 124.5 km
Doncaster Airport 126.8 km
Rhyl 131.0 km
Luton Airport 132.1 km
Scampton 132.1 km
Crosby 132.3 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 133.7 km
Rothamsted Park 137.2 km
Woodvale 138.0 km
Bingley 144.9 km
Larkhill 145.3 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 149.0 km
MoD Boscombe Down 149.3 km
Stonyhurst 151.6 km
Middle Wallop 153.1 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 153.9 km
Cardiff Airport 154.4 km
Blackpool Airport 157.0 km
RAF Odiham 158.9 km
Farnborough 159.8 km
Yeovil 172.5 km
Linton-On-Ouse 177.8 km
Southampton Airport 182.8 km
RAF Dishforth 186.1 km
Bournemouth 191.3 km