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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


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Satellite Images (Met Office)


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Roger Brugge's Web Site

Met Office Overlay (experimental)


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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




MeteoSat Images from Norway


Jetstream (300mBar) forecast


Meteo France 00:00 UT Cloud


Better Jetstream (300mBar) forecast Chart


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Meteo France 06:00 UT Cloud


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Meteo France 12:00 UT Cloud


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Meteo France 18:00 UT Cloud


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EUMetSat Cloud Animation


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Earth - a global animated map


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Newport (IoW) Lightning Detector


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Dundee University


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DMSP Satellite Images


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Tutorials & Guides

UK Infrared Satellite Image


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UK Met Office - Learning Centre
Satellite Data Viewer


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Weather Terms Glossary
NOAA UK False Colour Image


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Chart Guide
Weather Satellite Images


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Another Chart Guide
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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




Weather Map Handbook
Upper Caterham Weather Station


Current Solar Activity


MeteoSat Interpretation Guide
Weather Charts & Actual's


Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:






My Weather Lecture (PDF)
Kenley Report



My Weather Lecture (PowerPoint)
Kenley Valley Weather Station



Met Office Weather Fact Sheets

Barometric Pressure from Teddington UK



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Any   Comments or new links ?

Send an email to me, John Murrell