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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
Birmingham Airport 18.9 km
Coleshill 21.5 km
Cosford 24.2 km
Coventry Airport 38.1 km
Pershore 39.0 km
Church Lawford 47.6 km
Shawbury 56.1 km
East Midlands Airport 58.3 km
Shobdon 65.1 km
Thorncliffe 68.7 km
Gloucestershire Airport 69.4 km
Credenhill 71.5 km
RAF Little Rissington 73.7 km
Nottingham/Watnall 75.2 km
RAF Brize Norton 88.2 km
Fairford Airport 93.9 km
Manchester 96.5 km
Rostherne 97.8 km
Hawarden 99.4 km
Lake Vyrnwy 102.9 km
Wittering 104.6 km
Cranfield Airport 105.8 km
Bedford 107.8 km
Liverpool AP 108.9 km
Barkston 109.7 km
MoD Lyneham 111.3 km
Bala 114.7 km
Filton 116.5 km
Benson 116.6 km
Cranwell 117.2 km
Sennybridge 120.2 km
High Wycombe 122.5 km
Waddington 124.3 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 124.5 km
Doncaster Airport 126.8 km
Rhyl 130.9 km
Luton Airport 131.9 km
Scampton 131.9 km
Crosby 132.3 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 133.7 km
Rothamsted Park 137.0 km
Woodvale 138.0 km
Bingley 145.0 km
Larkhill 145.4 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 149.0 km
MoD Boscombe Down 149.4 km
Middle Wallop 153.2 km
Cardiff Airport 153.5 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 153.9 km
Blackpool Airport 157.0 km
RAF Odiham 158.9 km
Farnborough 159.8 km
Yeovil 172.6 km
Linton-On-Ouse 177.8 km
Southampton Airport 182.9 km
RAF Dishforth 186.1 km
Bournemouth 191.4 km