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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 - Gateshead Distance
Newcastle Airport 11.3 km
Albemarle 18.6 km
Durham 20.5 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 51.5 km
Boulmer 52.0 km
Redesdale Camp 56.4 km
Spadeadam II 61.8 km
Spadeadam 61.8 km
Great Dun Fell 62.2 km
Loftus Samos 63.6 km
Warcop Range 67.7 km
Leeming 72.5 km
Carlisle Lake District Airport 76.9 km
Topcliffe 84.7 km
Shap 85.9 km
Carlisle 86.5 km
Fylingdales 88.6 km
RAF Dishforth 91.8 km
Charterhall 97.2 km
Linton-On-Ouse 104.5 km
Keswick 107.1 km
Eskdalemuir 109.9 km
Kirby Grindalythe 113.4 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 120.6 km
Bingley 129.2 km
Bridlington 132.5 km
Stonyhurst 136.5 km
Leconfield 142.4 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 150.3 km
Rochdale 156.5 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 158.5 km
Doncaster Airport 169.7 km
Sheffield 176.4 km
Manchester 183.6 km
Rostherne 185.0 km