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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 - Ashfield Distance
Nottingham/Watnall 4.3 km
East Midlands Airport 22.5 km
Sutton Bonington 24.2 km
Sheffield 39.1 km
Thorncliffe 46.7 km
Barkston 48.7 km
Doncaster Airport 51.8 km
Cranwell 52.6 km
Waddington 53.5 km
Scampton 57.3 km
Keele 66.2 km
Coleshill 66.9 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 68.0 km
Birmingham Airport 71.7 km
Wittering 74.0 km
Coningsby 75.1 km
Coventry Airport 75.4 km
Manchester 75.6 km
Church Lawford 76.1 km
Winterbourne Botanic Garden 77.7 km
Rostherne 80.5 km
Cosford 80.8 km
Rochdale 84.9 km
Humberside 87.3 km
Moulton Park 89.8 km
Bingley 93.7 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 95.9 km
Shawbury 96.6 km
RAF Holbeach 97.0 km
Monks Wood 100.8 km
Donna Nook 102.2 km
Wainfleet 104.1 km
Bedford 105.8 km
Leconfield 108.6 km
Liverpool AP 109.9 km
Pershore 110.7 km
Linton-On-Ouse 111.3 km
Hawarden 114.8 km
Cranfield Airport 116.7 km
Stonyhurst 118.8 km
Woburn 122.3 km
RAF Dishforth 122.7 km
Kirby Grindalythe 126.3 km
Girton 129.2 km
Topcliffe 130.0 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 131.0 km
London Oxford Airport 133.5 km
RAF Little Rissington 134.5 km
Cambridge 135.9 km
Shobdon 138.1 km
Bridlington 139.9 km
Gloucestershire Airport 140.9 km
Leeming 141.9 km
Luton Airport 144.0 km
RAF Brize Norton 144.1 km
Credenhill 147.5 km
Rothamsted Park 151.2 km
High Wycombe 153.8 km
Fylingdales 153.9 km
Fairford Airport 155.8 km
Benson 158.2 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 163.5 km
Loftus Samos 172.9 km
Northolt 177.1 km
MoD Lyneham 177.2 km
London Heathrow Airport 183.4 km
Durham 193.8 km