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Astronomy ?

 

Updated Page

12th February 2017

Various broken links replaced

 

Weather in the Carshalton & North Surrey Area

This page contains links to weather Forecasts and Actual Observations that should allow you to decide if the weather will be suitable for visual observing tonight. The data is biased towards the Carshalton & North Surrey (England) area where I normally observe from. The data is divided into the sections shown below, some references need a background in Meteorology and there are links to sources of background information. If you know of any other sources of relevant weather information please send the details to me.

Caution - some of the times are in UTC (which approximates to GMT) which is one hour behind clock time (BST) in the Summer. Also the date of the 00:00 forecast / actuals can confuse. Some of the dates are in American format as well !

 The panel below summarises the Carshalton (Surrey) weather for the next few days - details of how to interpret the symbols are on the links below. (Chart may take a few seconds to load)

 

 

This link  will open a new page with details of the symbols and more information. This will also allow you to select a different location.

 

The most useful / best sites for forecasting the weather are in Bold below.

Links in Grey below are no longer working and waiting for me to identify where they have moved to or find a replacement

 

Weather Reports

 

Local Forecasts

 

General Weather Sites

Images - Satellite & Radar

 

Met Office Sutton Forecast Page

 

Met Office Home Page
Radar Rainfall (Met Office)

 

Meteo France - Forecast Cloud

 

BBC Weather Home Page

BBC Weather

 

Weather for Astronomy

 

Wetterzentrale (German)
Radar Rainfall (Metox)

 

Model Weather Charts - US Navy

 

Meteo France (in French)
Synoptic Chart

 

New Link

 

COLA

Satellite Images (Met Office)

 

New Link

 

Roger Brugge's Web Site

Met Office Overlay (experimental)

 

New Link

 

Royal Meteorological Society

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The 'interpretation guide' changes depending on the type of image you have selected

 

 My Sky Transparency page

This has a link to a forecast of sky transparency for Europe and an explanation of transparency

 

fLinks to other Weather Sites

MeteoSat Cloud Images

 

Astronomy Forecast for Carshalton

 

Weather Model Archive
MeteoSat Fog & Low Cloud (Night)

 

Detailed Forecast for Observatory

 

West Cheshire College
MeteoSat Air Mass Image

 

Carshalton Seeing Prediction

 

 

MeteoSat Dust Image

 

Net Weather

 

Martin Rowley's Website
MeteoSat Daylight Enhanced Cloud Image

 

MeteoBlue Dynamic Map Server

 

Ant Veal's Weather Website
MeteoSat Atmospheric Motion Vectors

 

 

 

uk.sci.weatherr
MeteoSat Images from Norway

 

Jetstream (300mBar) forecast

 

Metcheck
Meteo France 00:00 UT Cloud

 

Better Jetstream (300mBar) forecast Chart

 

New Link
Meteo France 06:00 UT Cloud

 

New Link

 

New Link
Meteo France 12:00 UT Cloud

 

New Link

 

New Link
Meteo France 18:00 UT Cloud

 

New Link

 

New Link

EUMetSat Cloud Animation

 

New Link

 

New Link

Earth - a global animated map

 

New Link

 

New Link
Newport (IoW) Lightning Detector

 

New Link

 

New Link
Dundee University

 

New Link

 

New Link
DMSP Satellite Images

 

New Link

 

Tutorials & Guides

UK Infrared Satellite Image

 

New Link

 

UK Met Office - Learning Centre
Satellite Data Viewer

 

New Link

 

Weather Terms Glossary
NOAA UK False Colour Image

 

New Link

 

Chart Guide
Weather Satellite Images

 

New Link

 

Another Chart Guide
New Link

 

New Link

 

Web Based Weather Tutorial

Station Reports (Actual's)

 

Solar Reports

 

Guide to Weather Charts
UK Station Reports (Biggin Hill)

 

SOHO - Solar Observation

 

Weather Forecasting Handbook
UK Weather Chart

 

Space Weather.com

 

Weather Map Handbook
Upper Caterham Weather Station

 

Current Solar Activity

 

MeteoSat Interpretation Guide
Weather Charts & Actual's

 

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:

Status

Status

 

From n3kl.org 

 

My Weather Lecture (PDF)
Kenley Report

 

 

My Weather Lecture (PowerPoint)
Kenley Valley Weather Station

 

 

Met Office Weather Fact Sheets

Barometric Pressure from Teddington UK

 

 

New Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any   Comments or new links ?

Send an email to me, John Murrell