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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 - Thanet Distance
Manston 3.0 km
Langdon Bay 26.1 km
Shoeburyness 44.3 km
London Southend Airport 52.4 km
Lydd Airport 56.0 km
East Malling and Larkfield 66.0 km
Boulogne-sur-Mer 72.1 km
Dunkirk 75.2 km
Gravesend Broadness 75.9 km
Writtle 77.5 km
Andrewsfield Aerodrome 86.5 km
Wattisham 88.7 km
Herstmonceux 93.0 km
London City Airport 93.9 km
Koksijde 93.9 km
Biggin Hill 95.4 km
Le Touquet 96.0 km
London Stansted Airport 98.2 km
Kenley 102.5 km
Ostend Airport 105.1 km
St. James's Park 105.4 km
Gatwick Airport 112.0 km
Barrow 113.3 km
Charlwood 114.7 km
Cambridge 124.3 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 127.4 km
Rothamsted Park 129.4 km
Lakenheath 129.6 km
Santon Downham 130.2 km
Girton 130.9 km
Shoreham Airport 131.0 km
Beitem 132.0 km
Abbeville 140.8 km
Norwich Weather Centre 141.0 km
Marham 153.4 km
Dieppe 160.7 km
Weybourne 175.3 km