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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 - Solihull Distance
Birmingham Airport 6.0 km
Coleshill 10.9 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 11.6 km
Coventry Airport 19.6 km
Church Lawford 31.1 km
Pershore 33.2 km
Cosford 43.6 km
East Midlands Airport 56.4 km
Sutton Bonington 58.1 km
RAF Little Rissington 61.5 km
Moulton Park 63.1 km
Gloucestershire Airport 63.2 km
London Oxford Airport 70.2 km
Keele 73.2 km
RAF Brize Norton 73.6 km
Nottingham/Watnall 75.4 km
Shawbury 75.5 km
Shobdon 76.8 km
Credenhill 78.9 km
Thorncliffe 80.9 km
Fairford Airport 81.6 km
Cranfield Airport 86.9 km
Bedford 89.9 km
Woburn 90.4 km
Wittering 92.1 km
Benson 99.0 km
MoD Lyneham 101.2 km
Barkston 102.8 km
High Wycombe 103.7 km
Monks Wood 105.5 km
Sheffield 109.5 km
Cranwell 109.7 km
Manchester 111.3 km
Luton Airport 112.7 km
Rostherne 113.2 km
Filton 113.2 km
Rothamsted Park 117.8 km
Hawarden 118.4 km
Waddington 120.0 km
Lake Vyrnwy 121.7 km
Liverpool AP 126.9 km
Scampton 129.4 km
Doncaster Airport 129.4 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 130.7 km
Coningsby 132.1 km
Larkhill 133.5 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 133.7 km
Northolt 133.8 km
Rochdale 134.4 km
MoD Boscombe Down 137.2 km
London Heathrow Airport 137.8 km
Middle Wallop 139.8 km
RAF Odiham 142.0 km
Farnborough 142.1 km
Wisley 150.2 km
Crosby 150.4 km
Woodvale 155.8 km
Bingley 155.9 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 163.4 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 165.7 km
Stonyhurst 166.2 km
Yeovil 166.9 km
Southampton Airport 168.8 km
Bournemouth 179.9 km
Linton-On-Ouse 185.0 km
RAF Dishforth 194.4 km