Here are some useful weather links.
Weather Forecast Sites
- BBC Weather – BBC weather service with data supplied by the MET office.
- MET Office – The UK’s national weather service.
- Wunderground – The internet’s first weather service primarily serviced by personal weather stations.
- XCWeather – Forecast provided by the US Government GFS model updated 6 hourly. Uses 1/2 degree (~ 50km) resolution – models at this resolution will not reflect local topographical variations.
- Windguru – as XCWeather, Windguru uses publicly available data published typically by the NOAA. There are a number of models presented which are described here.
- Windfinder – based on the GFS Model as released by the NOAA. Uses 27km resolution and with the potential for email/sms alerts.
- WeatherSpark (2012-06-07) – provides neat graphs of the recent conditions with a short range forecast. Historical data included with information on forecast accuracy. Has interesting links to other weather sites under about.
Weather Models (free & open source)
- WRF (as used by WindGuru)
- NOMADS – NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System
- SYNOP Data – from Albany Edu
- Citizen Weather Observation Program
- Latest Satellite Images – Dundee University
Understanding the Weather
Decoding the Weather Broadcasts
Why collecting weather links?
As a keen sailor and kitesurfer I’m always looking at the wind and when there is no wind I’m looking at the weather to see what other fun things I could do outside.
I did start a OU course in understanding weather but got distracted by other stuff for other people