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Live weather forcast sites/apps

Started by neil-liverpool, Thursday,March 21, 2013, 23:33:53

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neil-liverpool

Hi, ive been looking for a good live weather site/app for a while now, the best i found so far is this site http://www.wunderground.com/

But im sure there are better ones out there.

What site/apps do you find the best

bunnygirl80

Hi Neil,

I did this website for the Halton and District Model Flying Club and they wanted a live weather feed. It is very good with feeds from all over the UK.

www.halton-and-district-mfc.co.uk

Thx
Always smile because you never know who could be falling in love with it. :) Drone Operator in North Wales. www.aerialworx.co.uk

Gaza07


rickp

Friday,March 22, 2013, 08:02:16 #3 Last Edit: Friday,March 22, 2013, 08:07:21 by rickp
Its important to understand the model used for the forecast. Most use the GFS model as its free but there are other models which you can get access to (ECMWF for slightly longer range stuff, for instance). I find the Met office is pretty poor - particularly the shipping forecasts, as they cover such large areas. Meteo France seems far better and gives percentage based forecasts which apparently the met office think we';re too stupid to understand...

I use http://www.windguru.cz - and the free version allows you to create spots to get custom forecasts based on GFS. If you pay a little, then you can get access to other models. I use it a lot for sailing and find that the weather is usually between the predictions of the two models.

Anyway, here';s two samples for here from today. GFS and WRF.


SimonS

Another very good site is weatherweb.net

Simon Keeling runs this site and as well as all the charts etc and as well as all the charts etc he does a video most days taking you through the various models and how they differ.  It is not as easily digested as the BBC but he does tend to be rather accurate.

The Hang gliding and Para gliding community use a site called wendywindblows.com which runs a network of weather stations on the more popular hills. They give the actual conditions on the hills which can be very different to those in the forecast.  It is a subscription service.

steve fh

I';m sure there are some apps that gets the TAF and METAR data from the airfield of your choice.

Good for what';s happening now and near future
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steve fh

The Balloon forecasts here are quite good for short term planing as ballons need similar weather to multirotors. Need to set up an account though

https://secure.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/aviationProductList.do?action=balloonfc

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Ross

Quote from: steve fh on Friday,March 22, 2013, 09:54:53
I';m sure there are some apps that gets the TAF and METAR data from the airfield of your choice.

Good for what';s happening now and near future


MET OFFICE  charge for forecasts etc...have to sign up like the farmers have to
Let's be careful out there.
SAFETY is.. NO accident.

Jumpy07

Being a boaty person..  I use a few.. but most reliable by far is Xcweather...  it gives wind and direction per hour..   Accuweather is also good and has an App


www.xcweather.co.uk
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neil-liverpool

Thanks stef, how do I change the area???


Quote from: bunnygirl80 on Friday,March 22, 2013, 06:36:50
Hi Neil,

I did this website for the Halton and District Model Flying Club and they wanted a live weather feed. It is very good with feeds from all over the UK.

www.halton-and-district-mfc.co.uk

Thx

neil-liverpool

Hi Gary, I find the Met ok for forecast, but its no good for real time.

Quote from: Gaza07 on Friday,March 22, 2013, 06:51:59
I always use the MET office site I have it bookmarked for Nottingham  ~~

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_forecast_weather.html

bunnygirl80

Hi Neil,

Sorry, I replied really early in the morning. I thought you were looking for an app to put on a website of your own. The one on the Halton website is a module that I have, you can put on any website. As far as an app for your phone or computer is concerned, I think everyone else';s posts are more relevant. I don';t really use any app as I find them to be inaccurate, I just look out the window and go flying if the weather is good!

Sorry I couldn';t be of more help,

Stef
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rickp

Quote from: Jumpy07 on Friday,March 22, 2013, 11:53:47
Being a boaty person..  I use a few.. but most reliable by far is Xcweather...  it gives wind and direction per hour..   Accuweather is also good and has an App


www.xcweather.co.uk


Yup - xcweather is good for live weather. After that, its a case of trying to find a local site. If you';re near a coast - quite a few of the National Coastwatch folks run weather sites. Cambermet/chimet/sotonmet/bramblemet in the Solent are pretty good too.