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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 30.2 km
Cosford 34.9 km
Coleshill 35.3 km
Pershore 39.1 km
Thorncliffe 69.4 km
Gloucestershire Airport 70.2 km
Church Lawford 76.8 km
RAF Little Rissington 79.5 km
Shawbury 81.4 km
East Midlands Airport 83.6 km
Fairford Airport 94.7 km
RAF Brize Norton 95.5 km
Manchester 99.7 km
Credenhill 100.4 km
Nottingham/Watnall 100.5 km
Shobdon 101.4 km
Rostherne 104.0 km
London Oxford Airport 105.9 km
Coal Aston Airfield 109.9 km
MoD Lyneham 111.1 km
Filton 127.2 km
Emley Moor transmitting station 128.6 km
Hawarden 132.2 km
Liverpool AP 132.5 km
Benson 140.8 km
Bingley 146.1 km
Larkhill 146.3 km
Bristol / Lulsgate 147.6 km
MoD Boscombe Down 150.9 km
Doncaster Airport 155.0 km
Leeds Bradford Intl. Airport 157.0 km
Stonyhurst 157.1 km
Middle Wallop 157.8 km
Cranfield Airport 161.3 km
High Wycombe 161.6 km
Crosby 162.7 km
Woburn 164.9 km
Lake Vyrnwy 165.6 km
Woodvale 167.5 km
Barkston 167.8 km
Warton Aerodrome Airport 169.0 km
Bedford 171.8 km
Wittering 172.2 km
Cranwell 176.7 km
Waddington 181.0 km
Yeovil 181.1 km
Bala 181.2 km
Blackpool Airport 182.5 km
RAF Odiham 183.5 km
Scampton 184.3 km
Sennybridge 186.3 km
Rhyl 186.6 km
Southampton Airport 190.1 km
Linton-On-Ouse 190.6 km
Bournemouth 191.9 km
Farnborough 192.8 km
Cardiff Airport 193.3 km
Luton Airport 194.7 km
Rothamsted Park 198.8 km
St Athan 201.0 km
Topcliffe 201.2 km
Northolt 205.8 km
Heathrow Airport 206.9 km
Leeming 206.9 km
Coningsby 214.2 km
Trawscoed 217.7 km
Humberside 219.7 km
Thorney Island 223.3 km
Capel Curig 225.3 km
Isle of Portland 226.2 km
St. Catherine's Point 227.1 km
Walney 227.3 km
Dunkeswell Airport 228.9 km
Leconfield 231.3 km
Durham Tees Valley Airport 232.2 km
Warcop Range 234.5 km
Shap 235.1 km
St James's Park 236.4 km
Liscombe 237.8 km
RAF Holbeach 241.4 km
Mumbles 243.9 km
Cambridge 245.3 km
Great Dun Fell 248.0 km
Charlwood 248.9 km
Exeter Airport 250.8 km
Kenley 251.1 km
Gatwick Airport 251.9 km
London City Airport 253.9 km
Donna Nook 255.0 km
Fylingdales 255.3 km
London Stansted Airport 257.9 km
Biggin Hill 260.7 km
Wainfleet 260.9 km
Loftus Samos 261.9 km
Shoreham Airport 266.3 km
Keswick 267.3 km
Bridlington 270.9 km
Mildenhall Royal Air Force 277.1 km
Raf Mona 277.1 km
Pembrey Burrows 277.5 km